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Distinction

Distinction

[dih-stingk-shuhn]

  • Distinction, the fundamental philosophical abstraction, involves the recognition of two or more things being distinct, i.e. different.
  • Distinction (social) is a social force that places different values on different individuals. (social, class, and style)
  • Distinction (law) is a principle under international humanitarian law governing the legal use of force in an armed conflict.
  • ''For Pierre Bourdieu's book, "Distinction", see La distinction.
  • Distinción, the practice in Spanish of separating the phonemes /s/ and /θ/. See Ceceo.
  • Distinction - a high grade awarded to students whose assessed work is of exceptional quality.

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