The difference in brightness between the light and dark areas of a picture, such as a photograph or video image.
(Nonce use) Absence of distinction or eminence; obscurity.
A degree or amount by which things differ:
Mediocre ability, achievement, or performance.
(--- Roman Catholic Church) Used with His or Your as a title and form of address for a cardinal.
The state of being widely known, recognized, or of great popular interest:
That quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honour.
Prominence is the state of being important, being famous or being obvious.
(Obs.) Report or rumor
Worth; value; excellence
An expression of approval; praise.
A keen sense of right and wrong; adherence to action or principles considered right; integrity
A position of exalted widely recognized importance
Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study:
(Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
The gradual formation or production of organs or parts by a process of evolution or development, as when the seed develops the root and the stem, the initial stem develops the leaf, branches, and flower buds; or in animal life, when the germ evolves the digestive and other organs and members, or when the animals as they advance in organization acquire special organs for specific purposes.
Treatment or consideration based on class or category, such as race or gender, rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice.
The proportion of individuals in a population with a particular disease or condition that are correctly identified when administered a test for that disease or condition.
Penetration is defined as the depth which something has gotten through, such as military intervention or depth of knowledge or marketing.
The separation of a substance into its constituent elements, usually by chemical means, for the study and identification of each component. &diamf3; Qualitative analysis determines what substances are present in a compound. &diamf3; Quantitative analysis determines how much of each substance is present in a compound.
A legal decision; order, decree, or sentence given by a judge or law court
Refinement is the process of making something better by making small changes, or good taste and cultural elegance.
The act or process of discovering or identifying a diseased condition by means of a medical examination, laboratory test, etc.
The act or quality of noticing differences
A separation or distinction
(Linguis.) Any of the set of phonetic characteristics that, when variously grouped together, distinguish one phoneme from another
An individual item, fact, or detail:
Qualification is defined as a skill that allows someone to do a job.
A good reputation:
Lack of importance, meaning, or worth
The definition of acumen is the ability to quickly and accurately understand and deal with a situation or choice.
Characteristic is defined as a quality or trait.
(Countable) Something small enough to escape casual notice.
(Linguistics) A property of linguistic units or forms:
Greatness is defined as being larger than ordinary size or ability, or being higher in degree or importance.
A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.
An official position or grade:
Estimation in which a person or thing is commonly held, whether favorable or not; character in the view of the public, the community, etc.; repute
The quality of being significant; suggestiveness; expressiveness
The quality or state of being subtle.
An obscure person or thing
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference:
The quality of being distinct or unlike; difference.
Lack of resemblance; dissimilarity.
(Physiology) A turning of both eyes outward from a common point or of one eye when the other is fixed.
The quality or condition of being unlike.
Glory, radiance, distinction, or splendor, as of achievement, reputation, or beauty.
The quality of being notable
Respect means a feeling or show of honor or esteem for someone or something.
Delicate sensitivity, esp. in aesthetics
An instance of this
Flair is defined as a natural talent, ability or sense of style.
A mode of living:
The definition of a definition is a statement of what a word or phrase means.
The power to impress or influence, as because of success, wealth, etc.
An example or kind of moral excellence:
Credit or praise for an achievement; glory; fame
(Mormonism) A 16-17 year old participant in the Young Women organization of the LDS Church.
Discretion is defined as the right of someone to make choices or the quality of someone who is careful about what they do or say.
Insight or knowledge gained by thinking:
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