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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.


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