the cognitive condition of someone who understands
delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
perception of that which is obscure
the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
The act of discerning.
The power or faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; power of viewing differences in objects, and their relations and tendencies; penetrative and discriminate mental vision; acuteness; sagacity; insight; as, the errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment.