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discernible


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discernible  \Dis*cern"i*ble\,  a.  [L.  discernibilis.] 
  Capable  of  being  discerned  by  the  eye  or  the  understanding; 
  as  a  star  is  discernible  by  the  eye;  the  identity  of 
  difference  of  ideas  is  discernible  by  the  understanding. 
 
  The  effect  of  the  privations  and  sufferings  .  .  .  was 
  discernible  to  the  last  in  his  temper  and  deportment. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Perceptible;  distinguishable;  apparent;  visible; 
  evident;  manifest. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discernible 
  adj  1:  perceptible  by  the  senses  or  intellect;  "things  happen  in 
  the  earth  and  sky  with  no  discernible  cause";  "the 
  newspaper  reports  no  discernible  progress  in  the 
  negotiations";  "the  skyline  is  easily  discernible  even 
  at  a  distance  of  several  miles"  [syn:  {discernable}] 
  [ant:  {indiscernible}] 
  2:  capable  of  being  perceived  clearly;  "an  essay  with  a  meaning 
  that  was  not  always  discernible" 
  3:  capable  of  being  seen  or  noticed;  "a  discernible  change  in 
  attitude";  "a  clearly  evident  erasure  in  the  manuscript"; 
  "an  observable  change  in  behavior"  [syn:  {evident},  {observable}] 




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