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distinction

US [dɪˈstɪŋkʃ(ə)n]
UK [dɪ'stɪŋkʃ(ə)n]
  • n.区别;区分;差别;卓越
  • Web特性;级别;荣誉
Plural Form:distinctions  
distinction
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n.
1.
[c]
~ (between A and B)
差别;区别;对比a clear difference or contrast especially between people or things that are similar or related
distinctions between traditional and modern societies
传统社会和现代社会的差别
Philosophers did not use to make a distinction between arts and science.
哲学家过去习惯不把人文科学和自然科学区别开来。
We need to draw a distinction between the two events.
我们得把两起事件区别开来。
2.
[u]
优秀;杰出;卓越the quality of being excellent or important
a writer of distinction
优秀作家
3.
[sing]
特质;特点;不同凡响the quality of being sth that is special
She had the distinction of being the first woman to fly the Atlantic.
她不同凡响,是第一个飞越大西洋的女子。
4.
[u]
~ (between A and B)
区分;分清;辨别the separation of people or things into different groups
The new law makes no distinction between adults and children(= treats them equally) .
这项新法规对成人和孩子同样适用。
All groups are entitled to this money without distinction .
所有团体一律有权得到这笔款项。
5.
[c][u]
(尤指给学生的)优等评分,荣誉,奖赏a special mark/grade or award that is given to sb, especially a student, for excellent work
Naomi got a distinction in maths.
娜奥米的数学得了优等。
He graduated with distinction .
他以优异成绩毕业。

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