distinction distinction  /dɪs ˈtɪŋk ʃən/


  1. (n) a discrimination between things as different and distinct
  2. (n) high status importance owing to marked superiority
  3. (n) a distinguishing quality
  4. (n) a distinguishing difference



  1. The Bi-Autogo does enjoy the historical distinction of being the first V8-powered vehicle ever built in Detroit, so you could argue it is the beginning of an even greater folly.
  2. There is also a distinction to be drawn between Hitler's soldiers and the Kaiser's.
  3. In this decade of perestroika, Ronald Reagan and Russia's Mikhail Gorbachev each claimed the Man of the Year distinction twice; also featured was another woman, Corazon Aquino.


  1. Hunting cheetahs rely more on agility than speed

    Denise ChowLiveScience Cheetahs may hold the distinction of being the fastest animals on land, but these elegant felines actually owe their hunting prowess to their ability to rapidly accelerate and maneuver around tight turns, a new study finds. A team of researchers monitored five wild cheetahs in northern Botswana and found that despite clocking top speeds of nearly 60 mph (97 km/h), cheetahs ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. HCC awarded cybersecurity certification

    Distinction comes from NSA and Homeland Security Howard Community College has received a national certification that not only highlights its information and cybersecurity programs but will also help provide its students an inside track for careers in the field, according to school officials.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. Glenmark Burgers Come to Festival Foods

    Glenmark, which has the distinction of being the first individually quick frozen (IQF) burger developed for home use, is now available at 17 Festival Foods locations in the Wisconsin area. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Glenmark-Burgers/Wisconsin-Festival-Foods/prweb10827635.htm
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "I want to make a clear distinction between my views as an advocate and any views I might have as a judge," Kagan said.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: TIME

  2. "The distinction between 'political' and 'performance-related' reasons for removing a United States attorney is, in my view, largely artificial," said Kyle Sampson.
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Kyle Sampson Source: Forbes

  3. "His passion for service was born during his decorated career in the United States Marine Corps, and he went on to earn the distinction of being the first Vietnam War combat veteran elected to Congress. Jack's tough-as-nails reputation carried over...
    on Feb 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Hill

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