Meaning of distinction

Definition of distinction

(noun) a discrimination between things as different and distinct on the basis of their characteristics or attributes; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"
high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence"
a distinguishing difference between similar things or people; "he learned the distinction between gold and lead"
an honor awarded to someone in recognition of achievement or superiority; "she graduated with the highest distinction"

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