indistinction

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in 1624; formed as in- +‎ distinction, after indistinct.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

indistinction (countable and uncountable, plural indistinctions)

  1. The fact of not distinguishing or making distinctions; failure to perceive or make a difference.
  2. The condition or fact of not being distinct or different; absence of distinguishing qualities or characteristics; undistinguishableness.
  3. (obsolete) Indistinctness, obscurity, dimness.
  4. (nonce use) Absence of distinction or eminence; obscurity.

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