Online Google Dictionary

distinction 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage Collins Definition
Font size:

distinctions, plural;
  1. A difference or contrast between similar things or people
    • - there is a sharp distinction between domestic politics and international politics
    • - I was completely unaware of class distinctions
  2. The separation of things or people into different groups according to their attributes or characteristics
    • - these procedures were to be applied to all births, without distinction
  3. Excellence that sets someone or something apart from others
    • - a novelist of distinction
  4. A decoration or honor awarded to someone in recognition of outstanding achievement
    • - he gained the highest distinction awarded for excellence in photography
  5. Recognition of outstanding achievement, such as on an examination
    • - I made a distinction in Greek

  1. differentiation: a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"
  2. eminence: high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence"
  3. a distinguishing quality; "it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town"
  4. Distinction is a principle under international humanitarian law governing the legal use of force in an armed conflict. Belligerents must distinguish between combatants and civilians. ...
  5. For Pierre Bourdieu's book, Distinction, see La distinction.
  6. 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.
  7. That which distinguishes; a single occurrence of a determining factor or feature, the fact of being divided; separation, discrimination; The act of distinguishing, discriminating; discrimination; specifically, a feature that that causes someone or something to stand out as being better; a mark ...
  8. (Distinctions) Particular values or ranges of values, from within a range of possible values that reduce our confusion or uncertainty and move us towards certainty or confidence in pursuing a particular goal or purpose. ...
  9. To be set apart and considered different or special, usually through the achievement of a specific honour, and connected to value. ...
  10. and distinction grade average: the Monash University Grading Scale defines the grade of 'Distinction' as corresponding to a level of achievement for which a mark between 70 and 79 per cent has been awarded for a graded coursework unit. ...
  11. If the meme enables hearers to recognize and respect tellers (as leaders, intelligent people, insightful, etc.), then the meme has a greater chance of spreading. The erstwhile receivers will want to become themselves tellers of the same meme (or of an evolved/mutated version). ...
  12. phenomenon whereby a person gets very good marks in a test or exam; due to smartness / lenient marking / having studied (rarely)
  13. A merit achievement awarded in recognition of academic excellence in some undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
  14. marked superiority in all respects.