Noun Definition


1.Definition: a discrimination between things as different and distinct on the basis of their characteristics or attributes

"It is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"

Related Noun(s):differentiation

Category: General

2.Definition: a distinguishing difference between similar things or people

"He learned the distinction between gold and lead"

Category: General

3.Definition: an honor awarded to someone in recognition of achievement or superiority

"She graduated with the highest distinction"

Category: General

4.Definition: high status importance owing to marked superiority

Related Noun(s):eminence, note, preeminence

Category: General