distinctio

noun dis·tinc·tio \ də̇ˈstiŋ(k)t(s)ēˌō , -)shēˌō \
variants: or less commonly distinction \-)shən\

Definition of distinctio

plural distinctiones \-shēˈōˌnēz\ also distinctions \-shənz\
:a phrase in a Gregorian melody indicated by markings in the text

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Origin and Etymology of distinctio

Medieval Latin distinction-, distinctio section, division, from Latin


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