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tr.v. se·cerned, se·cern·ing, se·cerns
To discern as separate; discriminate.
[Latin sēcernere, to sever : sē-, apart; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + cernere, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]
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Rare. the process of secretion. — secement, n., adj.See also: Bodily Functions
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|Noun||1.||secernment - the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance|
galactosis - the secretion of milk
hypersecretion - excessive secretion
salivation - the secretion of saliva
|2.||secernment - the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished|
basic cognitive process - cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
differentiation, distinction - a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"
individualisation, individualization, individuation - discriminating the individual from the generic group or species
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