Definition of discriminable in English:

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discriminable

Pronunciation: /dɪˈskrɪmɪnəb(ə)l/

adjective

Able to be discriminated; distinguishable: the target contours will not be discriminable from their background
More example sentences
  • He concluded that the term culture-bound syndrome ‘still has currency but little discriminable content’.
  • This sensory ability is analogous to color vision, whereby reflectances of similar brightness in a scene are discriminable because their spectral features differ, so we call it polarization vision by analogy to color vision.
  • That occurs because a reduction in shock intensity is immediately discriminable provided that it exceeds some threshold change, but a decrease in shock duration is discriminable only when the briefer shock is terminated.

Derivatives

discriminability

Pronunciation: /dɪskrɪmɪnəˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Analog magnitude representations follow Weber's law, according to which the discriminability of two values is a function of their ratio.
  • Thus, the current analysis indicates that the distractor-ratio effect was strongly influenced by the discriminability of stimulus dimensions.
  • Particular, instantiated features are more strongly associated with their categories: they have great discriminability.

discriminably

adverb
Example sentences
  • The study attempts to estimate the distance at which songs become discriminably different from local songs.
  • We can identify a category by noting that people give the same response to discriminably different stimuli.
  • The world consists of a virtually infinite number of discriminably different stimuli.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from discriminate, on the pattern of the pair separate, separable.

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