(Dis*cern"i*ble) a. [L. discernibilis.] Capable of being discerned by the eye or the understanding; as,
a star is discernible by the eye; the identity of difference of ideas is discernible by the understanding.
The effect of the privations and sufferings . . . was discernible to the last in his temper and deportment.Macaulay.
Syn. Perceptible; distinguishable; apparent; visible; evident; manifest.
(Dis*cern"i*ble*ness), n. The quality of being discernible.
(Dis*cern"i*bly), adv. In a manner to be discerned; perceptibly; visibly. Hammond.
(Dis*cern"ing), a. Acute; shrewd; sagacious; sharp-sighted. Macaulay.
(Dis*cern"ing*ly), adv. In a discerning manner; with judgment; judiciously; acutely. Garth.
(Dis*cern"ment) n. [Cf. F. discernement.]
1. The act of discerning.
2. The power or faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; power of viewing
differences in objects, and their relations and tendencies; penetrative and discriminate mental vision; acuteness; sagacity; insight; as,
the errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment.
Syn. Judgment; acuteness; discrimination; penetration; sagacity; insight. Discernment, Penetration,
Discrimination. Discernment is keenness and accuracy of mental vision; penetration is the power of
seeing deeply into a subject in spite of everything that intercepts the view; discrimination is a capacity of
tracing out minute distinctions and the nicest shades of thought. A discerning man is not easily misled; one
of a penetrating mind sees a multitude of things which escape others; a discriminating judgment detects
the slightest differences.
(Dis*cerp") v. t. [L. discerpere, discerptum; dis- + carpere to pluck.]
1. To tear in pieces; to rend. [R.] Stukeley.
2. To separate; to disunite. [R.] Bp. Hurd.
(Dis*cerp`i*bil"i*ty Dis*cerp`ti*bil"i*ty) , n. Capability or liableness to be discerped. [R.]
(Dis*cerp"i*ble Dis*cerp"ti*ble) , a. [See Discerp.] Capable of being discerped. [R.]
(Dis*cerp"tion) n. [L. discerptio.] The act of pulling to pieces, or of separating the parts.
(Dis*cerp"tive) a. Tending to separate or disunite parts. Encys. Dict.
(Dis*ces"sion) n. [L. discessio, fr. discedere, discessum. See Discede.] Departure.
(Dis*charge") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discharged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Discharging.] [OE. deschargen,
dischargen, OF. deschargier, F. décharger; pref. des- (L. dis) + chargier, F. charger. See Charge.]
1. To relieve of a charge, load, or burden; to empty of a load or cargo; to unburden; to unload; as, to discharge