discernible

or dis·cern·a·ble

[ dih-sur-nuh-buh l, -zur- ]
/ dɪˈsɜr nə bəl, -ˈzɜr- /
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adjective

capable of being discerned; distinguishable.

Nearby words

  1. discard,
  2. discarnate,
  3. discase,
  4. discectomy,
  5. discern,
  6. discerning,
  7. discernment,
  8. discerptible,
  9. discharge,
  10. discharge lamp

Origin of discernible

1555–65; < Latin discernibilis (see discern, -ible); replacing earlier discernable < Middle French, equivalent to discern(er) to discern + -able -able

Related forms
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Examples from the Web for undiscernable

  • And some of those energies are weak and obscure, others hid or undiscernable, othersome greater and of a larger projection.



British Dictionary definitions for undiscernable

discernible

rarely discernable

/ (dɪˈsɜːnəbəl) /

adjective

able to be discerned; perceptible
Derived Formsdiscernibly or rarely discernably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for undiscernable

discernible

adj.

also discernable, 1560s, from French discernable, from discerner (see discern). Form with -a- was more common at first; spelling changed to -i- 17c. to conform to Latin discernibilis.

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