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distinction

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1 exceptionally high quality
  • a shop selling goods of distinction
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2 a quality that gives something special worth
  • It has the distinction of being the oldest house in the city.
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3 public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement
  • I did all of the work, and the other guy got all the distinction.
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4 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.
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5 something given in recognition of achievement
  • Kate won a number of distinctions in her long career as an actress.
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7 the state of being kept distinct
  • the distinction between liberty and license
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