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Another word for distinction

  1. The act or an instance of distinguishing

      1. The act or process of moving apart or forcing something apart:
      2. The condition of being apart, especially the condition of two people who had lived together or been married living in different places.
      3. An interval or space that separates; a gap:
      1. The act of discriminating.
      2. The ability or power to see or make fine distinctions; discernment.
      3. Treatment or consideration based on class or category, such as race or gender, rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice.
      1. The act or process of differentiating.
      2. The state of becoming differentiated.
      3. The process of computing a derivative.
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  2. The condition of being unlike or dissimilar

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  3. A position of exalted widely recognized importance

  4. A special feature or quality that confers superiority

      1. Moral excellence and righteousness; goodness.
      2. An example or kind of moral excellence:
      3. Chastity, especially in a woman.
      1. The quality or condition of being perfect.
      2. The act or process of perfecting:
      3. A person or thing considered to be perfect.
      1. Superior quality or worth; excellence:
      2. A quality deserving praise or approval; virtue:
      3. Demonstrated ability or achievement:
      1. The state, quality, or condition of excelling; superiority.
      2. Something in which one excels.
      3. Excellency.
      1. A quality or combination of qualities that gives pleasure to the mind or senses and is often associated with properties such as harmony of form or color, proportion, authenticity, and originality.
      2. One that is beautiful, especially a beautiful woman.
      3. A quality or feature that is most effective, gratifying, or telling:
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  5. Recognition of achievement or superiority or a sign of this

      1. An evergreen tree (Laurus nobilis) of the Mediterranean region valued for its aromatic ovate leaves, used in cooking.
      2. A shrub or tree, such as the mountain laurel, having a similar aroma or leaf shape.
      3. A wreath of laurel conferred as a mark of honor in ancient times upon poets, heroes, and victors in athletic contests.
      1. Acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement.
      1. High respect, as that shown for special merit; recognition or esteem:
      2. Great privilege:
      3. Good name; reputation:
      1. An expression of approval; praise.
      2. A special acknowledgment; an award.
      3. A ceremonial embrace, as of greeting or salutation.
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Another word for distinction

  1. The act or quality of noticing differences

  2. A difference used for distinction, sense 1

      1. To set in opposition in order to show or emphasize differences:
      2. To show differences when compared:
      3. To evince a difference that can distinguish meaning:
      1. The act of qualifying or the condition of being qualified:
      2. A quality, ability, or accomplishment that makes a person suitable for a particular position or task.
      3. A condition or circumstance that must be met or complied with:
      1. Of, belonging to, or associated with a specific person, group, thing, or category; not general or universal:
      2. Distinctive among others of the same group, category, or nature; noteworthy or exceptional:
      3. Of, relating to, or providing details; precise:
      1. any of the set of phonetic characteristics that, when variously grouped together, distinguish one phoneme from another
  3. A mark of personal achievement

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  4. Excellence

      1. The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed:
      2. The combination of distinctive features of literary or artistic expression, execution, or performance characterizing a particular person, group, school, or era.
      3. Sort; type:
      1. A natural talent or aptitude; a knack:
      2. Instinctive discernment; keenness:
      3. Distinctive elegance or style:
      1. A brief record, especially one written down to aid the memory:
      2. A comment or explanation, as on a passage in a text:
      3. A brief informal letter:
      1. the state or quality of being superior, or higher, greater, better, etc.
      2. an instance of this
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