- IPA: /dɪˈstɪŋkʃən/
- 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.
- There is a distinction to be made between resting and slacking.
- Specifically, a feature that causes someone or something to stand out as being better; a mark of honour, rank, eminence or excellence; being distinguished.
- She had the distinction of meeting the Queen.
- 2013, Daniel Taylor, Steven Gerrard goal against Poland ensures England will go to World Cup (in The Guardian, 15 October 2013)
- Leighton Baines, playing with distinction again, sent over a left-wing cross with pace and accuracy. Welbeck, prominently involved all night, could not reach it but Rooney was directly behind him, flashing his header past Szczesny.
- (that which distinguishes) confusion
- French: distinction, différence
- German: Unterschied
- Portuguese: distinção
- Russian: разли́чие
- Spanish: distinción
- Russian: разграниче́ние