The distinction of tragedy into acts was not known.
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
Maids, women, wives, without distinction, fall.
5. Conspicuous station; eminence; superiority; honorable
estimation; as, a man of distinction.
Your country's own means of distinction and defense.
Syn: Difference; variation, variety; contrast; diversity;
contrariety; disagreement; discrimination; preference;
superiority; rank; note; eminence.