1. Capable of being distinguished; separable; divisible; discernible; capable of recognition; as, a tree at a distance is distinguishable from a shrub.
A simple idea being in itself uncompounded . . . is not distinguishable into different ideas. --Locke.
2. Worthy of note or special regard.
adj 1: capable of being perceived as different or distinct; "only
the shine of their metal was distinguishable in the
gloom"; "a project distinguishable into four stages of
progress"; "distinguishable differences between the
twins" [ant: indistinguishable]
2: (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or
quality; "plants of several distinct types"; "the word
`nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses";
"gold is distinct from iron"; "a tree related to but quite
distinct from the European beech"; "management had
interests quite distinct from those of their employees"