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  • EN [ dɪˈstɪŋkʃn]
  • US [ dɪˈstɪŋkʃn]

English definition


  • 1. a discrimination between things as different and distinct;

    • "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"
  • 2. high status importance owing to marked superiority;

    • "a scholar of great eminence"
  • 3. a distinguishing quality;

    • "it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town"
  • 4. a distinguishing difference;

    • "he learned the distinction between gold and lead"

Example sentences

  • One important distinction the income statement and the balance sheet is that between stocks and flows.

  • Calligraphy lover is OK very easy appreciation arrives calligraphy of academic or artistic distinction.

  • Nixon was pleased by the distinction, but not overwhelmed.

  • We must draw a clear distinction between right and wrong.

  • Her majesty awarded a distinction upon 〔 to 〕 the retiring Prime Minister.

  • We must draw a clear distinction between ourselves and the enemy.

  • This distinction isn't hard and fast.

  • He has gained a distinction in various fields of scholarly studies.

  • There is no appreciable distinction between the twins.

  • There is a nice distinction between the two words.

  • She passed the exam with distinction.

  • His style lacks distinction.

  • A distinction should be made between the primary and secondary tasks.

  • He is a writer of real distinction.

  • Customers are treated without distinction of sex and age.

  • He has the dubious distinction of being the first railway baron to go bankrupt.

  • He is fair to us without distinction.

  • I can't see any distinction between these two cases.

  • I did not yet make a distinction between the pleasures of reading and of writing fiction.

  • The order was created in 1902 as a special distinction for eminent men and women.

  • Lewis emerges as a composer of distinction and sensitivity.

  • Steve Crabb can fly the flag with distinction for Britain in Barcelona.

  • Many people make a sharp distinction between humans and other animals.

  • He displayed a sublime indifference to the distinction between right and wrong.

  • I did an M.A. at Liverpool University in Latin American Studies and got a distinction.

  • El Salvador has earned the dubious distinction of having the worst soil erosion in continental America.

  • He has the distinction of being regarded as the Federal Republic's greatest living writer.

  • She quotes secondary and primary sources without distinction.

  • Miss Amiel has become a highly visible columnist and was voted the 1989 Woman of Distinction.

Phrase collocation

  • distinction without a difference

    an artificially created distinction where no real difference exists

Synonym discrimination

  • difference, distinction, discrepancy, discrimination

Meaning of distinction

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  • A woman walks into a pet shop and sees a cute little dog. She asks the shopkeeper, "Does your dog bite?"
  • The shopkeeper says, "No, my dog does not bit."
  • The woman tries to pet the dog and the dog bites her.
  • "Ouch!" She says, "I thought you said your dog does not bite!"
  • The shopkeeper replies, "That is not my dog!"
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