tell apart

  1. mark as different
    We distinguish several kinds of maple
  2. detect with the senses
    I can't make out the faces in this photograph
    The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
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How To Use tell apart In A Sentence

  • On that front, molecular evolutionary biologist Aaron Avivi of the University of Haifa in Israel and his colleagues have focused on the Spalax genus of mole rat, which he describes as a "hairy sausage whose ends are hard to tell apart. Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer
  • With their similar crops of thick black hair, large soulful eyes, and charming grins, they're difficult to tell apart.
  • Callistemons and melaleucas are often tricky to tell apart as they are both evergreen trees or shrubs with papery trunks.
  • A feature that helps to identify, tell apart, or describe recognizably; a distinguishing mark or trait.
  • The Census of Marine Life's ambitious goal is to document all life in the oceans, a task made even harder by creatures that are very difficult to tell apart, such as this little isopod.
  • Under this banner breakbeat shattered into myriad of sub-genres (breakcore, darkcore, hardstep, techstep and so on) which were difficult for any but the cognoscenti to tell apart, which was probably all part of the plan.
  • It should be no shock that wines produced in Napa, Maremma, and Pomerol can be difficult to tell apart - the owners belong to the same vinous country club.
  • Dill belongs to the parsley family and is closely related to fennel; the two plants are hard to tell apart.
  • For example, the human eye should be able to tell apart two points of light an inch apart at a distance of about a 100 metres.
  • These views can be hard to tell apart: the distinction between radical transformation and outright abolition is not clear-cut.
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