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Distinction may refer to:
- Two or more things being distinct from one another
- Distinction (social), a social force that places different values on different individuals. (social, class, and style)
- Distinction (law), a principle under international humanitarian law governing the legal use of force in an armed conflict.
- Distinction (philosophy), the analysis of difference
- Distinctive feature, a concept in linguistics
- Distinción, the practice in Spanish of separating particular consonantal sounds; see Phonological history of Spanish coronal fricatives
- The Hua–Yi distinction, the difference between China (Hua) and barbarian outsiders (Yi), applied culturally and ethnically
- an Award or quality of an award recipient
- Latin honors, indications of relative achievement among academic degree recipients
- Any one of the Nine Distinctions awarded by the Chinese emperor
- Order of Distinction, award in the Jamaican school honours system
- La Distinction, a book by Pierre Bourdieu
- Distinctive (film), film from Power Chan
- Distinction (horse), Irish gelding, third in the 2005 Melbourne Cup
- Distinction (song), song and CD by The Suffrajets
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