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 Dictionary entry overview: What does distinguishable mean? 

  The adjective DISTINGUISHABLE has 2 senses:

1. capable of being perceived as different or distinct
2. (often followed by 'from') not alike; different in nature or quality

  Familiarity information: DISTINGUISHABLE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1distinguishable [BACK TO TOP]


Capable of being perceived as different or distinct

Context examples:

only the shine of their metal was distinguishable in the gloom / a project distinguishable into four stages of progress / distinguishable differences between the twins


differentiable (capable of being perceived as different)

discriminable (capable of being discriminated)


indistinguishable (not capable of being distinguished or differentiated)

Sense 2distinguishable [BACK TO TOP]


(often followed by 'from') not alike; different in nature or quality


distinct; distinguishable

Context examples:

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


different (unlike in nature or quality or form or degree)

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