Noun distinction has 4 senses
  1. differentiation, distinction - a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"
    --1 is a kind of discrimination, secernment
    --1 has particulars:
     contradistinction; line, dividing line, demarcation, contrast; hairsplitting, word-splitting
    Derived form: verb distinguish1
  2. eminence, distinction, preeminence, note - high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence"
    --2 is a kind of high status
    --2 has particulars: king
  3. distinction - a distinguishing quality; "it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town"
    --3 is a kind of
  4. distinction - a distinguishing difference; "he learned the distinction between gold and lead"
    --4 is a kind of