[n] the trait of judging wisely and objectively; "a man of discernment"
[n] ability to make good judgments
[n] perception of that which is obscure
[n] delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
[n] the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"