Definition of DISTINCTION

a quality that gives something special worth <has the distinction of being the oldest house in the city>
Related Words advantage, edge, plus, superiority
public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement <I did all of the work, and the other guy got all the distinction>
the fact or state of being above others in rank or importance <a number of physicians of national distinction serve on the staff of the teaching hospital>
something given in recognition of achievement <won a number of distinctions in her long career as an actress>
the state of being kept distinct <the distinction between liberty and license is often violated in today's freewheeling society>
Near Antonyms blurring, confusion

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