[law] Distinction is a principle under international humanitarian law governing the legal use of force in an armed conflict, whereby belligerents must distinguish between combatants and civilians. Distinction and proportionality are important factors in assessing military necessity in that t...
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[social] Distinction is a social force that places different values on different individuals. The criteria for such judgements have always been a matter of controversy and subject to criticism. They are, furthermore, subject to constant change. In his book La Distinction, which was published...
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[philosophy] For Pierre Bourdieu`s book, `Distinction`, see La distinction. Distinction, the fundamental philosophical abstraction, involves the recognition of difference. Cybernetics deals with the rational paradox of self-reference by distinguishing it from hetero-reference in the abstract...
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[n] - a distinguishing quality 2. [n] - a distinguishing difference
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Dis·tinc'tion noun [ Latin distinctio : confer French distinction .] 1. A marking off by visible signs; separation into parts; division. [ Obsolete] « The distinction of tragedy into acts was not known.» Dr...
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1. A marking off by visible signs; separation into parts; division. 'The distinction of tragedy into acts was not known.' (Dryden) ... 2. The act of distinguishing or denoting the differences between objects, or the qualities by which one is known from others; exercise of discernment; discrimination...
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noun a distinguishing difference; `he learned the distinction between gold and lead`
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• (n.) The act of distinguishing or denoting the differences between objects, or the qualities by which one is known from others; exercise of discernment; discrimination. • (n.) Estimation of difference; regard to differences or distinguishing circumstance. • (n.) Conspicuous station;...
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- high status importance owing to marked superiority
- a distinguishing quality
- a distinguishing difference
(in Scholasticism) Consists in this, that one thing is not another. Absolute: There is an absolute distinction between two things when neither one is a mode of the other, e.g. that between a stone and gold. A modal distinction is a distinction between a thing and its mode, e.g. that between a body a...
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1) Differentiation 2) Discrimination 3) Fame 4) Importance 5) Prominence 6) Renown 7) Reputation 8) Secernment
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