Discernment is defined as the ability to notice the fine-point details, the ability to judge something well or the ability to understand and comprehend something.
Noticing the distinctive details in a painting and understanding what makes art good and bad is an example of discernment.
- an act or instance of discerning
- the power of discerning; keen perception or judgment; insight; acumen
- The act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment.
- Keenness of insight and judgment.
From Middle French discernement, equivalent to discern + -ment.