Distinction Definition

dĭ-stĭngkshən
distinctions
noun
distinctions
The act of making or keeping distinct; differentiation between or among things.
Webster's New World
The condition of being different; difference.
Webster's New World
That which makes or keeps distinct; quality, mark, or feature that differentiates.
Webster's New World
A distinguishing factor, attribute, or characteristic.
A legal system blind to distinctions of race, gender, and class.
American Heritage
Excellence or eminence, as of performance, character, or reputation.
A diplomat of distinction.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Distinction

Noun

Singular:
distinction
Plural:
distinctions

Origin of Distinction

  • From Old French (12th century) distinction, from Latin accusative distinctionem, action noun of distinguo (“I distinguish”). Used in English from the late 14th century.

    From Wiktionary

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