Definition of 'distinction'
Video: pronunciation of 'distinction'
Example sentences containing 'distinction'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
There is a very big distinction between the two. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Having a much clearer distinction between the two is important now. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His father blurred the distinction between art and life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Better understanding these distinctions could also be useful when it comes to tracking the illegal ivory trade. Smithsonian Mag (2017)They also add that a clear distinction will be made between freedom of movement and freedom to work. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Westworld makes this distinction grimly clear. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This may be an important distinction. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Blur the social distinctions in Rosenkavalier and you blur plot and motive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That distinction is really important. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Is it credible to justify his previous assertion that he didn't have jabs by drawing a distinction between intravenous and intramuscular injections? Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are a few cases where the distinction can be drawn between ministerial and official responsibility. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The problem is the distinction between arts and sciences. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You and your daughter must make a clear distinction between the new house and the apartment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Which also provides the other key distinction between the two consoles. The Sun (2013)There are also distinctions to be made between crime for corporations and criminal corporations. Victimology - the victim and the criminal justice process (1989)This subculture had its own important social distinctions. American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)She likes to have the distinction of rank preserved. Pride and Prejudice (1813)The old lines of historical distinction are blurring. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet was not this a distinction without a difference? Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)Which seems a rather fine distinction to make. Times, Sunday Times (2010)On what facts are these distinctions made? Times, Sunday Times (2008)We must draw a very clear distinction between style and decoration. The Education of a Gardener (1994)The distinction between the two is a technical one. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)He also drew a distinction between the signatories to the two letters. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That raises an important distinction between bonds and equities. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The lack of class distinction as consumers blurs distinctions as producers. Critical Social Research (1990)We need not go into the finer distinctions between these and other comparable schemes here. Global Capitalism and National Decline (1989)This dissolves the moral distinction between a man who faces real dangers and one who faces imaginary ones. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To understand it, he makes a distinction between the honour of recognition and that of esteem. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)This was the sixth distinction in the awards for the 38-year-old photographer. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is hard to draw a distinction between the various formats of the game when the same players are involved in all three. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But he thought they were important, and he always made the distinction between art and life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Trends of 'distinction'
Very Common. distinction is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'distinction'
British English: distinction /dɪˈstɪŋkʃən/ NOUN
A distinction is a difference between similar things.
There are obvious distinctions between the two areas.
- American English: distinction
- Arabic: تـَمْييز
- Brazilian Portuguese: distinção
- Chinese: 区分
- Croatian: razlika
- Czech: rozlišení podobných věcí
- Danish: udmærkelse
- Dutch: onderscheiding
- European Spanish: distinción
- Finnish: erottaminen
- French: distinction
- German: Unterscheidung
- Greek: διάκριση διαχωρισμός
- Italian: distinzione
- Japanese: 区別
- Korean: 구별
- Norwegian: forskjell
- Polish: rozróżnienie
- European Portuguese: distinção
- Romanian: distincție
- Russian: различие
- Spanish: distinción
- Swedish: utmärkelse
- Thai: ความแตกต่าง
- Turkish: fark gözetme
- Ukrainian: відмінність
- Vietnamese: sự phân biệt
Definition of distinction from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.