Definition of subdistinction in English:

subdistinction

noun

  • A subsidiary or additional distinction; (also) the action or process of making such distinctions, or an instance of this.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). Partly (i) from post-classical Latin subdistinction-, subdistinctio pause in speech, mark of punctuation placed at the bottom of a letter, comma, secondary distinction from subdistinct-, past participial stem of subdistinguere + classical Latin -iō, after Hellenistic Greek ὑποστιγμή;.

Pronunciation

subdistinction

/ˌsʌbdɪˈstɪŋ(k)ʃn/