secern

secern

[si-surn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to discriminate or distinguish in thought.
verb (used without object)
2.
to become secerned.

Origin:
1620–30; < Latin sēcernere, equivalent to sē- se- + cernere to sift (cf. discern)

secernment, noun
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secern (sɪˈsɜːn)
 
vb
1.  (of a gland or follicle) to secrete
2.  to distinguish or discriminate
 
[C17: from Latin sēcernere to separate, from sē- apart + cernere to distinguish]
 
se'cernment
 
n

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