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Dictionary definition for: Distinction

1. (n) a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"

2. (n) high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence"

3. (n) a distinguishing quality; "it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town"

4. (n) a distinguishing difference; "he learned the distinction between gold and lead"

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