#465. [results of comparison. 1] Discrimination. -- N. discrimination, distinction, differentiation, diagnosis, diorism[obs]; nice perception; perception of difference, appreciation of difference; estimation &c. 466; nicety, refinement; taste &c. 850; critique, judgment; tact; discernment &c. (intelligence) 498; acuteness, penetration; nuances.
dope*, past performances.
V. discriminate, distinguish, severalize[obs]; recognize, match, identify; separate; draw the line, sift; separate the chaff from the wheat, winnow the chaff from the wheat; separate the men from the boys; split hairs, draw a fine line, nitpick, quibble.
estimate &c. (measure) 466; know which is which, know what is what, know " a hawk from a handsaw" [Hamlet].
take into account, take into consideration; give due weight to, allow due weight to; weigh carefully.
Adj. discriminating &c. v.; dioristic[obs], discriminative, distinctive; nice.
Phr. il y a fagots et fagots; rem acu tetigisti[Lat][obs]; la critique est aisee et l'art est difficile [Fr]; miles apart; a distinction without a difference. #465a. [results of comparison. 2] Indiscrimination. -- N. indiscrimination[obs], indistinguishability; indistinctness, indistinction[obs]; uncertainty &c. (doubt) 475; incomparability &c. 464a.
V. not discriminate &c. 465; overlook &c. (neglect) 460 a distinction: confound, confuse.
Adj. indiscriminate; undistinguished|!, indistinguishable, undistinguishable[obs]; unmeasured; promiscuous, undiscriminating.
Phr. valeat quantum valere potest[Lat.]. #465b. [results of comparison. 3] Identification.-- N. identification, recognition, diagnosis, match; apperception, assimilation; dereplication; classification; memory &c. 505; interpretation &c. 522; cognizance (knowledge) 490.
V. identify, recognize, match, match up; classify; recall, remember &c. (memory) 505; find similarity (similarity) 17; put in its proper place, put in its proper niche, place in order (arrangement) 60.