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distinction

dis·tinc·tion

distinction

 
 
pronunciation:
dih stIngk shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mark or feature that distinguishes or sets apart; difference.
There are clear distinctions between the two things.
synonyms:
difference, dissimilarity, dissimilitude
antonyms:
resemblance, similarity
similar words:
differentia, nicety, nuance, subtlety
definition 2: recognition of differences.
He makes fine distinctions in his writing.
synonyms:
differentiation, discrimination
similar words:
discernment, division, nuance, subtlety
definition 3: honor or excellence.
a writer of great distinction
synonyms:
eminence, excellence, honor, note, prestige, prominence, renown
antonyms:
mediocrity
similar words:
acclaim, acclamation, account, dignity, fame, glory, laurel, quality, reputation, repute
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