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distinction

dis·tinc·tion

distinction

 
 
pronunciation:
dih stIngk shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mark or feature that makes someone or something different.
He has the distinction of being the first in his family to go to college.
synonyms:
difference
antonyms:
similarity
definition 2: recognition of differences.
He makes fine distinctions in his writing.
synonyms:
discrimination
similar words:
division
definition 3: honor; excellence.
She performed with distinction.She has written one essay of distinction and two that are ordinary.
synonyms:
excellence, honor, note, prestige
similar words:
acclaim, account, dignity, fame, glory, laurel, reputation