Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) If something is done with distinction, it is done to a high level and other people recognise that. (noun) A distinction is a difference that you have noticed or decided is important. Often used to separate things.

Examples: (noun) We only wanted to take athletes of distinction; we are here to win, no one is going just for the trip. (noun) Before we discuss how you can develop your creative powers, we need to make a distinction between two different but related activities: thinking and leaning. (noun) There is, in other words, no neat or clear distinction to be drawn between political equality and social and economic equality.

Synonyms: nouns: difference, separation. quality, superiority.

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