Distinguishment vs Prominence - What's the difference?

distinguishment | prominence |

As nouns the difference between distinguishment and prominence

is that distinguishment is a distinction; observation of difference while prominence is the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent.




(en noun)
  • A distinction; observation of difference.
  • * 1865 , John Grote, Exploratio philosophica: rough notes on modern intellectual science, Part 1 , University of Cambridge, page 50:
  • *:"We notice what we notice and make it a thing'' distinguishing it from what else is within our view, ''partly'' because, doubtless, it is of such or such a size and shape: but we require more impulse to the notice and distinguishment than ''this furnishes."
  • * 1833 ; Samuel Lewis Southard, Joseph Hendrickson, Thomas L. Shotwell, Edward Hopper; Argument of Samuel L. Southard: in the case of Stacy Decow and Joseph Hendrickson versus Thomas L. Shotwell , page 157:
  • *:"And first, in your doctrines of God, whom you say is to be known and believed on, as in the distinguishment of three persons...
  • Antonyms

    * similarity




  • The state of being prominent: widely known or eminent.
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  • *:“My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
  • Relative importance.
  • A bulge: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form.
  • (lb) Autonomous height; relative height or prime factor; a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains.