2. [syn: distinct, distinguishable]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,