diakrisis: the act of judgmentOriginal Word: διάκρισις, εως, ἡPart of Speech:
distinguishing, deciding, passing sentence onDefinition:
distinguishing; hence: deciding, passing sentence on; the act of judgment, discernment.
Cognate: 1253 diákrisis (from 1252 /diakrínō, see there) – properly, a thorough judgment, i.e. a discernment (conclusion) which distinguishes "look-alikes," i.e. things that appear to be the same. (Note the intensifying force of the prefix, dia.) See also 1252 (diakrínō).
Example: Heb 5:14: "But solid food relates to mature people (5046 /téleios), of those having the sense-faculties trained ('exercised,' Gk perfect tense) on account of the habit – [namely] for (4314 /prós) discernment (1253 /diákrisis), of both good ('in combination with,' 5037 /té] and [what is] miserably-bad."
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
the act of judgmentNASB Translation
discern (1), distinguishing (1), passing judgment (1).