Distinction synonyms

dĭ-stĭngk'shən
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The state or quality of being superior, or higher, greater, better, etc.
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A sense of what is stylish and striking
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The process by which cells or parts of an organism change during development to serve a specific function. The cells of an animal in its early embryonic phase, for example, are identical at first but develop by differentiation into specific tissues, such as bone, heart muscle, and skin. The factors determining the differentiation of any particular cell are not well understood, but in deuterostomes (vertebrates and other complex animals) they include the location of the cell relative to other cells.
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The condition of a husband and wife who remain married but who live apart, whether by mutual agreement or by decree of a court. See also divorce.
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An act, policy, pattern of behavior, etc. characterized by such partiality
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The freedom or authority to make decisions and choices; power to judge or act
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(Uncountable) the cutting ability of an edge; keenness
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The state or quality of being discrete, separated or distinct.
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A specific idea, concept, impression, etc. so formed
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The response or degree of response, as of a cell, tissue, or organism, to a chemical substance or stimulus, such as a toxin, infectious agent, hormone, allergen, or antigen.
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The act or quality of noticing differences
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The act or quality of noticing differences
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The separation of a substance into its constituent elements, usually by chemical means, for the study and identification of each component. &diamf3; Qualitative analysis determines what substances are present in a compound. &diamf3; Quantitative analysis determines how much of each substance is present in a compound.
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Mental or sensory distinctness; clarity of understanding, perception etc. [from 16th c.]
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A debt or other obligation resulting from a court order
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A development; improvement; elaboration
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An estimate, opinion, or judgment
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An elegant or refined feature; an amenity:
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Delicate perception of the right thing to say or do without offending; skill in dealing with people
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A critical analysis of the nature of something.
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The act or quality of noticing differences
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The setting or marking of boundaries or limits.
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(Linguis.) Any of the set of phonetic characteristics that, when variously grouped together, distinguish one phoneme from another
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A separate and distinct individual, fact, item, or instance which may be included under a generalization; single case
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The act of qualifying or the condition of being qualified:
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One thing that is strikingly dissimilar to another:
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A position of great distinction or superiority:
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Reputation:
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Reports of nobleness or exploits; praise.
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The state or quality of being prominent
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A comment or explanation, as on a passage in a text:
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A mode of living:
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A famous or well-publicized person
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The state, quality, or condition of excelling; superiority.
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In generative linguistics, any of various abstract entities that specify or combine to specify phonological, morphological, semantic, and syntactic properties of linguistic forms and that act as the targets of linguistic rules and operations.
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Majestic beauty and splendor; resplendence:
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Glory; fame; renown
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A written or printed symbol used for punctuation; a punctuation mark.
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Worth; value; excellence
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A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.
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A relative position or degree of value in a graded group.
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Estimation in which a person or thing is commonly held, whether favorable or not; character in the view of the public, the community, etc.; repute
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The state or quality of being significant:
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Something subtle, especially a nicety of thought or a fine distinction.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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An instance of divergence or disagreement.
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The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference:
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The quality of being distinct or unlike; difference.
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Lack of resemblance; dissimilarity.
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The condition of being divaricate.
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(Mathematics) The property or manner of failing to approach a limit, such as a point, line, or value.
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(Uncountable) The state of being divergent
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The quality or condition of being unlike.
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(Obs.) Eminence
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The state of being illustrious
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The quality of being notable
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The status of being preeminent, dominant or ascendant.
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Great respect or importance:
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Prominence:
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The quality attributed to whatever pleases or satisfies the senses or mind, as by line, color, form, texture, proportion, rhythmic motion, tone, etc., or by behavior, attitude, etc.
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A good quality or feature
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Ceremonial bestowal of knighthood.
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Victory
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Plural form of laurel
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Great fame or distinction; glory
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