distinction

  1. high status importance owing to marked superiority
  2. a distinguishing quality
  3. a distinguishing difference

distinction

[n] - a distinguishing quality 2. [n] - a distinguishing difference
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Distinction

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.» Dryden. 2. The act of distinguishing o...
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distinction

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. 'To take away therefore that error, which confus...
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distinction

noun a distinguishing difference; `he learned the distinction between gold and lead`
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Distinction

• (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; eminence; superiority; honorable estimation; as, ...
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Distinction

(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 and its shape. Adequate: A distinction between two....
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Distinction

[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.{sfn|Greenberg|2011|loc=Illegal Targeting of Civilians} Distinction and proportionality are important factors in assessing military necessity in t...
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Distinction

[social] In the field of sociology, the term Distinction denotes a social force that assigns different values upon different people within a given society. In Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste (La Distinction, 1979), Pierre Bourdieu described how the powers that be define aesthetic concepts such as `Taste”, whereby ...
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Distinction

[philosophy] 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 distinction. Prefacing the distinction comes the `proemial relation` (a term coined by Gotthard Gunther in his 1...
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distinction

a discrimination between things as different
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distinction

a discrimination between things as different
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