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dis·tin·guish

 (dĭ-stĭng′gwĭsh)
v. dis·tin·guished, dis·tin·guish·ing, dis·tin·guish·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To perceive as being different or distinct: Can you distinguish a pattern in this behavior?
b. To perceive distinctly; discern: The lookout distinguished the masts of ships on the horizon.
2.
a. To demonstrate or describe as being different or distinct: a scientist who distinguished four species of the plant.
b. To be an identifying characteristic of; make noticeable or different: These spices distinguish this style of Asian cooking.
3. To cause (oneself) to be respected or eminent: They have distinguished themselves as dedicated social workers.
v.intr.
To perceive or indicate differences; discriminate: Can the child distinguish between right and wrong?

[Alteration of obsolete distingue, from Middle English distinguen, from Old French distinguer, from Latin distinguere, to separate; see steig- in Indo-European roots.]

dis·tin′guish·a·ble adj.
dis·tin′guish·a·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.distinguishable - capable of being perceived as different or distinct; "only the shine of their metal was distinguishable in the gloom"; "a project distinguishable into four stages of progress"; "distinguishable differences between the twins"
undistinguishable, indistinguishable - not capable of being distinguished or differentiated; "the two specimens are actually different from each other but the differences are almost indistinguishable"; "the twins were indistinguishable"; "a colorless person quite indistinguishable from the colorless mass of humanity"
2.distinguishable - (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality; "plants of several distinct types"; "the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses"; "gold is distinct from iron"; "a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech"; "management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees"
different - unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"

distinguishable

adjective
1. recognizable, noticeable, conspicuous, discernible, obvious, evident, manifest, perceptible, well-marked This port is distinguishable by its colour.
2. conspicuous, clear, strong, bright, plain, bold, pronounced, colourful, vivid, eye-catching, salient Already shapes were more distinguishable.

distinguishable

adjective
Capable of being noticed or apprehended mentally:
Translations
مُمْكِن تَمييزُهُ
rozeznatelný
distinguabledistinguible
megkülönböztethető
greinanlegur; aîgreinanlegur
ayırt edilebilir

distinguishable

[dɪsˈtɪŋgwɪʃəbl] ADJ
1. (= possible to differentiate) → distinguible
the two types are easily distinguishablelos dos tipos son fácilmente distinguibleslos dos tipos se distinguen fácilmente
distinguishable groups such as the disabledgrupos que se pueden diferenciar, como los minusválidos
this vintage port is distinguishable by its deep red coloureste oporto añejo se caracteriza por su color rojo oscuro
the copy is barely distinguishable from the originalla copia apenas puede distinguirse del original
she is barely distinguishable from her younger sistercasi no se la puede distinguir de su hermana menor
2. (= discernible) to be clearly distinguishable [landmark, shape] → distinguirse claramente or fácilmente
no words were distinguishableno se distinguía ninguna palabra con claridad

distinguishable

[dɪˈstɪŋgwɪʃəbəl] adj
(= recognizably different) → reconnaissable
to be distinguishable by sth → être reconnaissable par qch, se distinguer par qch
to be distinguishable from sth → se distinguer de qch
features that make their products distinguishable from those of their rivals → les caractéristiques par lesquelles leurs produits se distinguent de ceux de leur concurrents
(= discernible) [sound] → perceptible; [shape] → visible

distinguishable

adj
(= easily told apart)unterscheidbar; to be (barely) distinguishable from something(kaum) von etw zu unterscheiden sein; to be distinguishable by somethingan etw (dat)erkennbar sein; it is easily or readily distinguishablees ist leicht zu unterscheiden; (= recognizable)es ist leicht or gut zu erkennen; the two types are easily/no longer distinguishabledie beiden Arten sind leicht/nicht mehr auseinanderzuhalten or voneinander zu unterscheiden
(= discernible) shape, voice, words, figureerkennbar, zu erkennen

distinguishable

[dɪsˈtɪŋgwɪʃəbl] adj (discernible) → distinguibile
they were barely distinguishable from each other → si riusciva a distinguerli a malapena

distinguish

(diˈstiŋgwiʃ) verb
1. (often with from) to mark as different. What distinguishes this café from all the others?
2. to identify or make out. He could just distinguish the figure of a man running away.
3. (sometimes with between) to recognize a difference. I can't distinguish (between) the two types – they both look the same to me.
4. to make (oneself) noticed through one's achievements. He distinguished himself at school by winning a prize in every subject.
diˈstinguishable adjective
diˈstinguished adjective
famous or outstanding. a distinguished scientist.
References in classic literature ?
Whether the path was hardly distinguishable, whether it disappeared, or whether it lay beaten and plain before him, made no sensible difference in his speed or certainty.
A bugle note was heard, and a cluster of black specks was distinguishable against the snows of the upper heights.
A joyous stir was now audible in the hall: gentlemen's deep tones and ladies' silvery accents blent harmoniously together, and distinguishable above all, though not loud, was the sonorous voice of the master of Thornfield Hall, welcoming his fair and gallant guests under its roof.
I overheard no further distinguishable talk, but, on looking round again, I perceived two such radiant countenances bent over the page of the accepted book, that I did not doubt the treaty had been ratified on both sides; and the enemies were, thenceforth, sworn allies.
Dimly distinguishable through the mist, she saw a little fleet of coasting-vessels slowly drifting toward the house, all following the same direction with the favoring set of the tide.
At last, the old woman and the niece came in - the latter with a head not easily distinguishable from her dusty broom - and testified surprise at sight of me and the fire.
His person showed marks of habitual neglect, his dress was slovenly; and yet there was something in the presence of the old Squire distinguishable from that of the ordinary farmers in the parish, who were perhaps every whit as refined as he, but, having slouched their way through life with a consciousness of being in the vicinity of their "betters", wanted that self-possession and authoritativeness of voice and carriage which belonged to a man who thought of superiors as remote existences with whom he had personally little more to do than with America or the stars.
The other shape, If shape it might be call'd that shape had none Distinguishable in member, joynt, or limb, Or substance might be call'd that shadow seem'd, For each seem'd either; black it stood as Night, Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as Hell, And shook a dreadful Dart; what seem'd his head The likeness of a Kingly Crown had on.
Meanwhile, Prince Firouz Schah had gone gaily up into the air, and for the space of an hour continued to ascend higher and higher, till the very mountains were not distinguishable from the plains.
And in relation to the point immediately under consideration, they ought to convince us that it is less probable that a predominant faction in a single State should, in order to maintain its superiority, incline to a preference of a particular class of electors, than that a similar spirit should take possession of the representatives of thirteen States, spread over a vast region, and in several respects distinguishable from each other by a diversity of local circumstances, prejudices, and interests.
When it was objected that Priests and Women had no sides, they retorted that Nature and Expediency concurred in dictating that the front half of every human being (that is to say, the half containing his eye and mouth) should be distinguishable from his hinder half.
Presently a great city showed below me, but it was not Helium, as that alone of all Barsoomian metropolises consists in two immense circular walled cities about seventy-five miles apart and would have been easily distinguishable from the altitude at which I was flying.