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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISTINGUISHABLE, a.
1. Capable of being distinguished; that may be separated, known or made known, by notes of diversity, or by any difference. A tree at a distance is distinguishable from a shrub. A simple idea is not distinguishable into different ideas.
2. Worthy of note or special regard.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: 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" [ant: indistinguishable, undistinguishable]
2: (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" [syn: distinct, distinguishable]

Merriam Webster's

adjective see distinguish

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Distinguishable Dis*tin"guish*a*ble, a. 1. Capable of being distinguished; separable; divisible; discernible; capable of recognition; as, a tree at a distance is distinguishable from a shrub. A simple idea being in itself uncompounded . . . is not distinguishable into different ideas. --Locke. 2. Worthy of note or special regard. --Swift.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If something is distinguishable from other things, it has a quality or feature which makes it possible for you to recognize it and see that it is different. ...features that make their products distinguishable from those of their rivals... ADJ: usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ from n 2. If something is distinguishable, you can see or hear it in conditions when it is difficult to see or hear anything. It was getting light and shapes were more distinguishable. = discernible ADJ: v-link ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Separable, divisible. 2. To be distinguished, to be recognized as distinct.



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