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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·tinc·tion /dɪˈstɪŋ(k)ʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·tinc·tion n.
 1. A marking off by visible signs; separation into parts; division. [Obs.]
    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 confusion breedeth, distinction is requisite.   --Hooker.
 3. That which distinguishes one thing from another; distinguishing quality; sharply defined difference; as, the distinction between real and apparent good.
    The distinction betwixt the animal kingdom and the inferior parts of matter.   --Locke.
 4. Estimation of difference; regard to differences or distinguishing circumstance.
    Maids, women, wives, without distinction, fall.   --Dryden.
 5. Conspicuous station; eminence; superiority; honorable estimation; as, a man of distinction.
    Your country's own means of distinction and defense.   --D. Webster.
 Syn: -- Difference; variation, variety; contrast; diversity; contrariety; disagreement; discrimination; preference; superiority; rank; note; eminence.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a discrimination between things as different and distinct;
           "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and
           infatuation" [syn: differentiation]
      2: high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a
         scholar of great eminence" [syn: eminence, preeminence,
      3: a distinguishing quality; "it has the distinction of being
         the cheapest restaurant in town"
      4: a distinguishing difference; "he learned the distinction
         between gold and lead"