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secernment

Definitions of secernment
  1. noun
    the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance
    synonyms: secretion
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    galactosis
    the secretion of milk
    hypersecretion
    excessive secretion
    salivation
    the secretion of saliva
    ptyalism
    excessive flow of saliva
    type of:
    biological process, organic process
    a process occurring in living organisms
  2. noun
    the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
    synonyms: discrimination
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    differentiation, distinction
    a discrimination between things as different and distinct
    individualisation, individualization, individuation
    discriminating the individual from the generic group or species
    appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness, taste
    delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    contradistinction
    a distinction drawn on the basis of contrast
    contrast, demarcation, dividing line, line
    a conceptual separation or distinction
    hairsplitting, word-splitting
    making too fine distinctions of little importance
    connoisseurship, vertu, virtu
    love of or taste for fine objects of art
    style, trend, vogue
    the popular taste at a given time
    delicacy, discretion
    refined taste; tact
    culture
    the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
    type of:
    basic cognitive process
    cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
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