Part of speech: noun

A distinguishing mark or quality; a mark of honor; eminence.

Part of speech: noun

The act of distinguishing; discrimination.

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Usage examples "distinction":

  1. It is better to preserve the distinction in the names. - "A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees", Edwin Asa Dix.
  2. Another glorious distinction of Bastien- Lepage was that he loved the fields as well as he loved the peasants. - "Bastien Lepage", Fr. Crastre.
  3. He was given titles of distinction. - "The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines", Hezekiah Butterworth.