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Definition of distinction:

  1. A marking off by visible signs; separation into parts; division.
  2. Conspicuous station; eminence; superiority; honorable estimation; as, a man of distinction.
  3. Estimation of difference; regard to differences or distinguishing circumstance.
  4. That which distinguishes one thing from another; distinguishing quality; sharply defined difference; as, the distinction between real and apparent good.
  5. The act of distinguishing or denoting the differences between objects, or the qualities by which one is known from others; exercise of discernment; discrimination.

Synonyms:

trace, luster, sign, notation, diagnosis, nicety, qualification, bill, quality, discrepance, kudos, discreteness, banker's bill, important, excellence, refinement, promissory note, sensitivity, laurel, dullness, singularity, bank bill, estimation, greenback, line, peculiarity, character, superiority, short letter, note of hand, respect, accolade, acuteness, virtue, penetration, differentiation, merit, indifference, musical note, discretion, perfection, specialisation, eminency, beauty, government note, same, good, note, perception, particular, tact, tone, judgment, sharpness, prominency, feature, divergency, tuberosity, preeminence, characteristic, property, style, eminence, trait, detail, repute, attribute, annotation, billet, knowledge, specialization, analysis, prestige, tubercle, indication, glory, bank note, flair, banknote, definition, divarication, acumen, clearness, mark, honor.

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