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distinction

dis tingk shuhn

  • n  a discrimination between things as different and distinct
    it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation
  • n  high status importance owing to marked superiority
  • n  a distinguishing quality
    it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town
  • n  a distinguishing difference
    he learned the distinction between gold and lead

  • Many other crimes have earned the distinction -- but what makes an infamous event deserving of the title Crime of the Century? PTI has put together its list of notorious crimes .
  • 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.
  • There is also a distinction to be drawn between Hitler's soldiers and the Kaiser's.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • 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.        
    June 12, 2013 - Baltimore Sun
  • 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
    June 12, 2013 - PRWeb
Quotes

  • Elena Kagan in TIME
    I want to make a clear distinction between my views as an advocate and any views I might have as a judge,Kagan said.
  • Kyle Sampson in Forbes
    The distinction between 'political' and 'performance-related' reasons for removing a United States attorney is, in my view, largely artificial,said Kyle Sampson.
  • William Hague in BBC News
    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... Barack Obama http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHQ0yfPaaXFGqLKymRgcres0I2nuA The Hill http://www.google.com/url?q=http://thehill.com/homenews/house/80225-rep-john-murtha-dies&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFvJ8_ASt_iznqYVcfpV6sh1325ng Feb 8, 2010 29043 37717 distinctive A distinctive British foreign policy that is active in Europe and across the world; that builds up British engagement in the parts of the globe where opportunities as well as threats increasingly lie; that is at ease within a networked world and...

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