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The difference between things is the way or ways in which they are not the same.
If something makes a difference to a situation, it affects it, usually in a positive way. If something makes no difference to a situation, it doesn't affect it.
If someone points out that two things are different, don't say that they 'make a difference' between the things. You say that they make a distinction or draw a distinction between them.
|Noun||1.||distinction - a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"|
contradistinction - a distinction drawn on the basis of contrast; "sculpture in contradistinction to painting"
dividing line, demarcation, contrast, line - a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
|2.||distinction - high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence"|
high status - a position of superior status
king - preeminence in a particular category or group or field; "the lion is the king of beasts"
|3.||distinction - a distinguishing quality; "it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town"|
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
|4.||distinction - a distinguishing difference; "he learned the distinction between gold and lead"|
difference - the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock"
a man of distinction → un hombre distinguido
a writer of distinction → un escritor destacado
to gain or win distinction → distinguirse (as como) you have the distinction of being the first → a usted le corresponde el honor de ser el primero
the distinction between sth and sth → la différence entre qch et qch
to make a distinction between
to draw a distinction between → faire la distinction entre
to have the distinction of being sth → avoir le mérite d'être qch
a writer of distinction → un écrivain réputé
I had the distinction of being invited to speak → J'ai eu l'honneur d'être invité à prendre la parole.
distinction[dɪsˈtɪŋkʃ/ən] n (difference) → distinzione f, differenza; (mark of honour) → onorificenza
a writer of distinction → un eminente scrittore
to draw a distinction between → fare distinzione tra
she got a distinction in English (Scol) → ha avuto il massimo dei voti in inglese (Univ) → ha ottenuto la lode