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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 ?
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.
And this in many degrees; the last and greatest of which seems scarce distinguishable from madness;--I mean where persons of immense fortunes contract themselves to those who are, and must be, disagreeable to them--to fools and knaves--in order to increase an estate already larger even than the demands of their pleasures.
Romanticism, which has helped to fill some dull blanks with love and knowledge, had not yet penetrated the times with its leaven and entered into everybody's food; it was fermenting still as a distinguishable vigorous enthusiasm in certain long-haired German artists at Rome, and the youth of other nations who worked or idled near them were sometimes caught in the spreading movement.
And, then, as the black falcon wing on the banners of the advancing horsemen became distinguishable, they saw that it was the Outlaw of Torn.
The animal was only distinguishable, at that distance, by a slight but almost imperceptible motion of its fins and tail.
Even if this should happen, however, they would still be distinguishable from sensations by their proximate causal laws, as gases remain distinguishable from solids.
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.
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.
Love of this sort is hardly distinguishable from religious feeling.
Tess instinctively thought it might be Marian, and when she came near enough to be distinguishable in the gloom surely enough it was she.
There was a muffled rush of feet beneath our own, then a dull but very distinguishable clatter on some invisible stair.