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Definition of distinguishing

Distinguishing
Distinguish Dis*tin"guish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distinguished; p. pr. & vb. n. Distinguishing.] [F. distinguer, L. distinguere, distinctum; di- = dis- + stinguere to quench, extinguish; prob. orig., to prick, and so akin to G. stechen, E. stick, and perh. sting. Cf. Extinguish.] 1. Not set apart from others by visible marks; to make distinctive or discernible by exhibiting differences; to mark off by some characteristic. Not more distinguished by her purple vest, Than by the charming features of her face. --Dryden. Milton has distinguished the sweetbrier and the eglantine. --Nares. 2. To separate by definition of terms or logical division of a subject with regard to difference; as, to distinguish sounds into high and low. Moses distinguished the causes of the flood into those that belong to the heavens, and those that belong to the earth. --T. Burnet. 3. To recognize or discern by marks, signs, or characteristic quality or qualities; to know and discriminate (anything) from other things with which it might be confounded; as, to distinguish the sound of a drum. We are enabled to distinguish good from evil, as well as truth from falsehood. --Watts. Nor more can you distinguish of a man, Than of his outward show. --Shak. 4. To constitute a difference; to make to differ. Who distinguisheth thee? --1 Cor. iv. 7. (Douay version). 5. To separate from others by a mark of honor; to make eminent or known; to confer distinction upon; -- with by or for.``To distinguish themselves by means never tried before.' --Johnson. Syn: To mark; discriminate; differentiate; characterize; discern; perceive; signalize; honor; glorify.
Distinguishing
Distinguishing Dis*tin"guish*ing, a. Constituting difference, or distinction from everything else; distinctive; peculiar; characteristic. The distinguishing doctrines of our holy religion. --Locke. Distinguishing pennant (Naut.), a special pennant by which any particular vessel in a fleet is recognized and signaled. --Simmonds.

Meaning of distinguishing from wikipedia

- reasoning: 2.1 precedents as laying down rules: 2.1.2 the practice of distinguishing'. stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. stanford university. 2006-06-20
- discernment is the ability to obtain sharp perceptions or to judge well (or the activity of so doing). in the case of judgement, discernment can be psychological
- marine corps, and coast guard refer to the 'v' device as the combat distinguishing device or combat 'v'. the criteria for wear of the 'v' device differ
- cryptography, a distinguishing attack is any form of cryptanalysis on data encrypted by a cipher that allows an attacker to distinguish the encrypted data
- the operational distinguishing device is a military award device of the united states coast guard which may be authorized for wear on certain awards and
- weakest to strongest, are: non-totally vicious chronological causal distinguishing strongly causal stably causal causally continuous causally simple globally
- 'river of honey' (apparently there were many bees in the region). a distinguishing feature of many small towns in southern brazil is the muni****l anthem
- the araneomorphae (also called the labidognatha) are a suborder of spiders. they are distinguished by having fangs that oppose each other and cross in