Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun distinction

4 senses of distinction

Sense 1
differentiation, distinction -- (a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation")
       => discrimination, secernment -- (the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished)

Sense 2
eminence, distinction, preeminence, note -- (high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence")
       => high status -- (a position of superior status)

Sense 3
distinction -- (a distinguishing quality; "it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town")
       => quality -- (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare)

Sense 4
distinction -- (a distinguishing difference; "he learned the distinction between gold and lead")
       => difference -- (the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock")

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