◄ Distinction ►

1. (n.) A marking off by visible signs; a designation of honor\.

2. (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.

3. (n.) That which distinguishes one thing from another; distinguishing quality; sharply defined difference; as, the distinction between real and apparent good.

4. (n.) Estimation of difference; regard to differences or distinguishing circumstance.

5. (n.) Conspicuous station; eminence; superiority; honorable estimation; as, a man of distinction.

Atticism accolade account alteration analysis anatomization ancestry appropriateness aristocracy aristocraticalness atomization award badge bays birth blood blue blood celebrity change characterization chasteness chastity clarity classicalism classicism clearness comeliness consequence conspicuousness contradistinction contrariety contrast correctness credit decoration definition delicacy delicate distinction demarcation departure description desynonymization deviation difference differencing differentia differential differentiation dignity directness disaccord disaccordance disagreement disconformity discongruity discordance discrepancy discreteness discrimination disequalization disjunction disparity dissemblance dissent dissimilarity dissimilitude dissonance distinctiveness distinctness distinguishment divergence divergency diversification diversity dividing line division ease elegance elegancy elevation eminence esteem exaltation excellence fame far cry felicitousness felicity fine point finish fittingness flow flowing periods fluency genteelness gentility glory good taste grace gracefulness gracility grandeur great honor greatness hairline hairsplitting heroism heterogeneity high mightiness honor honorable descent illustriousness importance inaccordance incompatibility incongruity inconsistency inconsonance individualization individuation inequality inharmoniousness inharmony irreconcilability kudos laurels limpidity loftiness lucidity magnanimity majesty margin mark memorability merit microscopic distinction mixture modification narrow margin naturalness neatness nice distinction nicety nobility noble birth nobleness nonconformity notability note noteworthiness nuance odds opposition ornament otherness outstandingness particle of difference particularization pellucidity personalization perspicuity plainness point of difference polish preeminence prestige prominence propriety purity quality rank refinement remarkableness renown reputation repute restraint royalty salience seemliness segregation separateness separation severalization severance shade of difference significance simplicity smoothness specialization straightforwardness sublimity subtle distinction subtlety supereminence superiority taste tastefulness terseness trichoschistism unaffectedness unconformity uniqueness unlikeness unorthodoxy value variance variation variegation variety wide margin worth


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