noting differences or distinctions with nicety; discerning; perspicacious: a discriminating interpreter of events.
having excellent taste or judgment: a discriminating interior designer.
differential, as a tariff.
possessing distinctive features; capable of being differentiated; discriminative.
disinterested, evenhanded, fair-minded, open-minded, dispassionate, unbiased, neutral, candid, objective, equitable, detached, nonpartisan, equal, impersonal, just, middle-of-the-road, nondiscriminatory, unbigoted, unslanted
- discriminant function,
- discrimination learning,
Origin of discriminating
dis·crim·i·nat·ing·ly, adverbhalf-dis·crim·i·nat·ing, adjectivehalf-dis·crim·i·nat·ing·ly, adverbnon·dis·crim·i·nat·ing, adjective
non·dis·crim·i·nat·ing·ly, adverbo·ver·dis·crim·i·nat·ing, adjectiveo·ver·dis·crim·i·nat·ing·ly, adverbqua·si-dis·crim·i·nat·ing, adjectivequa·si-dis·crim·i·nat·ing·ly, adverbun·dis·crim·i·nat·ing, adjectiveun·dis·crim·i·nat·ing·ly, adverb
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able to see fine distinctions and differences
discerning in matters of taste
(of a tariff, import duty, etc) levied at differential rates in order to favour or discourage imports or exports
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"possessing discernment," 1792, present participle adjective from discriminate (v.).
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