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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·cre·tion /dɪsˈkrɛʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·cre·tion n.
 1. Disjunction; separation. [Obs.]
 2. The quality of being discreet; wise conduct and management; cautious discernment, especially as to matters of propriety and self-control; prudence; circumspection; wariness.
    The better part of valor is discretion.   --Shak.
    The greatest parts without discretion may be fatal to their owner.   --Hume.
 3. Discrimination.
    Well spoken, with good accent and good discretion.   --Shak.
 4. Freedom to act according to one's own judgment; unrestrained exercise of choice or will.
 At discretion, without conditions or stipulations.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: freedom to act or judge on one's own
      2: knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the
         servants showed great tact and discretion" [syn: discreetness,
          circumspection, prudence]
      3: refined taste; tact [syn: delicacy]
      4: the power of making free choices unconstrained by external
         agencies [syn: free will]
      5: the trait of judging wisely and objectively; "a man of
         discernment" [syn: discernment]