View synonyms for distinguishable


[ dih-sting-gwish-uh-buhl ]


  1. able to be recognized as different, usually by means of some readily noticed feature or characteristic:

    The forged bills were easily distinguishable from real ones because they only had printing on one side.

  2. able to be perceived or discerned:

    A large gray SUV followed in close pursuit, with the general’s silhouette vaguely distinguishable in the back seat.

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Other Words From

  • dis·tin·guish·a·bil·i·ty [dih-sting-gwish-, uh, -, bil, -i-tee], dis·tin·guish·a·ble·ness noun
  • dis·tin·guish·a·bly adverb
  • non·dis·tin·guish·a·ble adjective
  • non·dis·tin·guish·a·ble·ness noun
  • non·dis·tin·guish·a·bly adverb
  • un·dis·tin·guish·a·ble adjective
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Example Sentences

The company is also testing six small thermal cameras on the property that use an algorithm to distinguish human and vehicle motion from other types of movement in video clips.

It essentially has to first learn what the sort of distinguishing features between those categories are rather than being prompted.

Some states distinguish between conservatorship as covering financial matters and guardianship as covering personal matters, but California, where Spears lives, calls both conservatorships.

From Vox

Collective online experiences are poised to further distinguish themselves from traditional events as they become more accessible and offer more customization and connection.

From Digiday

People who report penicillin allergies can have a genetic variation on an immune system gene that helps the body distinguish between our own cells and harmful bacteria and viruses.

Indeed, the cousin crops are quite distinguishable, both in their appearance and how they are cultivated agriculturally.

“Guru are worshiped in a manner barely distinguishable from divine worship,” Arthur Koestler observed in The Lotus and the Robot.

Several countries with socialized medicine have breast-cancer survival rates that are barely distinguishable from our own.

MacRae was scrambling and sliding down from above, barely distinguishable against the bank.

At three thousand yards a man appears as a mere dot, which is not readily distinguishable.

The tepees of the Indians were hardly distinguishable from those which Nature had pitched on this world-old camping-ground.

The equipage of the resident, Mr. Hamilton, to whom I had letters, was distinguishable from the others by its greater splendour.

She could hear the low voices of Talpers and McFann, hardly distinguishable from the slight noises made by the wind in the trees.