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Property vs Distinction - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between property and distinction

is that property is something that is owned while distinction is that which distinguishes; a single occurrence of a determining factor or feature, the fact of being divided; separation, discrimination.

As a verb property

is to invest with properties, or qualities.

property

English

Alternative forms

* propretie

Noun

  • Something that is owned.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1927, author= F. E. Penny
  • , chapter=4, title= Pulling the Strings , passage=A turban and loincloth soaked in blood had been found; also a staff. These properties were known to have belonged to a toddy drawer. He had disappeared.}}
  • A piece of real estate, such as a parcel of land.
  • Real estate; the business of selling houses.
  • The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing.
  • An attribute or abstract quality associated with an individual, object or concept.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Philip J. Bushnell
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance , passage=Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.}}
  • An attribute or abstract quality which is characteristic of a class of objects.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Lee S. Langston, magazine=(American Scientist)
  • , title= The Adaptable Gas Turbine , passage=Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo'', meaning ''vortex , and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.}}
  • (label) An editable or read-only parameter associated with an application, component or class, or the value of such a parameter.
  • An object used in a dramatic production.
  • (label) Propriety; correctness.
  • (Camden)

    Synonyms

    * (something owned) belongings, owndom, possession * (piece of real estate) land, parcel * (attribute or abstract quality of an object) attribute, feature, owndom * (object used in a dramatic production) prop * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * abandoned property * accidental property * bound property * chemical property * country property * essential property * hot property * intellectual property * lost property * man of property * mechanical property * metaproperty * mislaid property * personal property * physical property * private property * prop * propertied * property file * property ladder * property law * property line * property man * property master * property owner * property porn * property rights * property tax * propertyless * public property * qualified property * real property

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To invest with properties, or qualities.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (obsolete) To make a property of; to appropriate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • They have here propertied me.

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    distinction

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • That which distinguishes; a single occurrence of a determining factor or feature, the fact of being divided; separation, discrimination.
  • The act of distinguishing, discriminating; discrimination.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1921, title=
  • , author=(Bertrand Russell), chapter=Lecture II , passage=In spite of these qualifications, the broad distinction between instinct and habit is undeniable. To take extreme cases, every animal at birth can take food by instinct, before it has had opportunity to learn; on the other hand, no one can ride a bicycle by instinct, though, after learning, the necessary movements become just as automatic as if they were instinctive.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1911, title=
  • , chapter=Evidence , passage=But, for practical purposes, it is possible to draw a distinction between a statement of facts observed and an expression of opinion as to the inference to be drawn from these facts, and the rule telling witnesses to state facts and not express opinions is of great value in keeping their statements out of the region of argument and conjecture.}}
  • Specifically, a feature that causes someone or something to stand out as being better; a mark of honour, rank, eminence or excellence; being distinguished.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=2 citation , passage=Mother
  • * 2013 , Daniel Taylor, Steven Gerrard goal against Poland ensures England will go to World Cup'' (in ''The Guardian , 15 October 2013)[http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/oct/15/england-poland-world-cup-qualifier]
  • Leighton Baines, playing with distinction again, sent over a left-wing cross with pace and accuracy. Welbeck, prominently involved all night, could not reach it but Rooney was directly behind him, flashing his header past Szczesny.

    Derived terms

    * contradistinction * distinction without a difference

    Antonyms

    * (that which distinguishes) confusion