Translation of distinction in Spanish:

distinction

Pronunciation: /dɪˈstɪŋkʃən/

n

  • 1 1.1 countable/numerable (difference) distinción (feminine) you shouldn't make a distinction between them no deberías hacer distinciones entre ellos we must make o draw a distinction between … debemos distinguir entre …
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    • The most noticeable distinction (apart from various details of the skeleton) are the more forward position of the eyes.
    • In this debate, crucial distinctions are too often blurred.
    • The United States recently earned the dubious distinction of having the highest incarceration rate in the world.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (act of differentiating) distinción (feminine) without distinction of race or creed sin distinción de raza o credo
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    • Why draw arbitrary lines of distinction and value in different spheres of work?
    • So long as we agree about the marking, it is of no great consequence where we draw the line between pass and failure, or between the different levels of distinction.
    • As the man assembles without distinction samples from different areas, each track feeds on combined atmospheres.
  • 2 2.1 uncountable/no numerable (merit, excellence) a writer of distinction un distinguido or destacado escritor a novel of distinction una destacada novela a car/watch of distinction un coche/reloj de categoría he served with distinction se distinguió en el servicio 2.2 uncountable/no numerable (distinguished appearance) distinción (feminine) he has an air of distinction tiene un aire distinguido or de distinción
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    • Today Châteauneuf remains in good standing, crafting some excellent wines of real distinction and merit.
    • They act as a showcase for the farming sector and they have fulfilled that role with flair and distinction for many years.
    • The Supreme Court, in other words, has seldom been a showcase of intellectual distinction.
    2.3 countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable (mark of recognition) honor (m), distinción (f) she has won distinction in the field of genetics se ha distinguido en el campo de la genética 2.4 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable (British English/inglés británico) [Education/Educación] mención (feminine) especial
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    • Should we now admit who we are and have our merits and distinctions and even honours awards taken away?
    • This was the first year the school had the Leaving Cert Applied option and many pupils were awarded merits and distinctions.
    • She was awarded two distinctions, one for Pianoforte Playing and one for getting 100% in Theory and Harmony.
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    • University admissions requirements will vary from institution to institution, but are likely to expect either a merit or a distinction grade.
    • Our other two applicants for higher grade distinctions were not so lucky on this attempt, but better luck next time lads.
    • Her music went from strength to strength and she achieved Grade 8 distinctions in both singing and piano.

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