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Distinction vs. Classification

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Distinctionnoun

That which distinguishes; a single occurrence of a determining factor or feature, the fact of being divided; separation, discrimination.

Classificationnoun

The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or attributes.

Distinctionnoun

The act of distinguishing, discriminating; discrimination.

‘There is a distinction to be made between resting and slacking.’;

Classificationnoun

The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or affinities.

Distinctionnoun

Specifically, a feature that causes someone or something to stand out as being better; a mark of honour, rank, eminence or excellence; being distinguished.

‘She had the distinction of meeting the Queen.’;

Classificationnoun

the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type

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Distinctionnoun

A marking off by visible signs; separation into parts; division.

‘The distinction of tragedy into acts was not known.’;

Classificationnoun

a group of people or things arranged by class or category

Distinctionnoun

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.’;

Classificationnoun

the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories

Distinctionnoun

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.’;

Classificationnoun

restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people

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Distinctionnoun

Estimation of difference; regard to differences or distinguishing circumstance.

‘Maids, women, wives, without distinction, fall.’;

Classificationnoun

the action or process of classifying something

‘the classification of disease according to symptoms’;

Distinctionnoun

Conspicuous station; eminence; superiority; honorable estimation; as, a man of distinction.

‘Your country's own means of distinction and defense.’;

Classificationnoun

the arrangement of animals and plants in taxonomic groups according to their observed similarities (including at least kingdom and phylum in animals, division in plants, and class, order, family, genus, and species)

‘diagnostic features in reptilian classification’; ‘the classification of the platypus was one of the critical issues of the 1830s’;

Distinctionnoun

a discrimination between things as different and distinct;

‘it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation’;

Classificationnoun

a category into which something is put

‘new classifications for drivers of commercial vehicles’;

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Distinctionnoun

high status importance owing to marked superiority;

‘a scholar of great eminence’;

Distinctionnoun

a distinguishing quality;

‘it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town’;

Distinctionnoun

a distinguishing difference;

‘he learned the distinction between gold and lead’;

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