Associations to the word «Distinction»


DISTINCTION, noun. That which distinguishes; a single occurrence of a determining factor or feature, the fact of being divided; separation, discrimination.
DISTINCTION, noun. The act of distinguishing, discriminating; discrimination.
DISTINCTION, noun. Specifically, a feature that causes someone or something to stand out as being better; a mark of honour, rank, eminence or excellence; being distinguished.
DISTINCTION WITHOUT A DIFFERENCE, noun. (set phrase) A linguistic or conceptual distinction which is of no practical importance or which has no effect on meaning; a perceived difference where there is no actual difference.

Dictionary definition

DISTINCTION, noun. A discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation".
DISTINCTION, noun. High status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence".
DISTINCTION, noun. A distinguishing quality; "it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town".
DISTINCTION, noun. A distinguishing difference; "he learned the distinction between gold and lead".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle