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1‘the distinction between academic and vocational qualifications’
difference, contrast, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, divergence, variance, variation
division, separation, differentiation, contradistinction, discrimination, segregation, dividing line, gulf, gap, chasm
2‘a painter of distinction’
importance, significance, note, consequence, account
renown, fame, celebrity, prominence, eminence, pre-eminence, repute, reputation, honour, prestige, status, high standing, illustriousness, name, mark, rank
merit, worth, greatness, excellence, glory, quality, superiority
3‘he had served with distinction in the Great War’
honour, credit, excellence, merit
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.