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discrimination

noun dis·crim·i·na·tion \dis-ˌkri-mə-ˈnā-shən\

: the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people

: the ability to recognize the difference between things that are of good quality and those that are not

: the ability to understand that one thing is different from another thing

Full Definition of DISCRIMINATION

1
a :  the act of discriminating
b :  the process by which two stimuli differing in some aspect are responded to differently
2
:  the quality or power of finely distinguishing
3
a :  the act, practice, or an instance of discriminating categorically rather than individually
b :  prejudiced or prejudicial outlook, action, or treatment <racial discrimination>
dis·crim·i·na·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of DISCRIMINATION

  1. The law prohibits discrimination in hiring.
  2. He sued the company for age discrimination.
  3. the animal's impressive scent discrimination

First Known Use of DISCRIMINATION

1648

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discrimination

noun dis·crim·i·na·tion \dis-ˌkrim-ə-ˈnā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DISCRIMINATION

:  the process by which two stimuli differing in some aspect are responded to differently :  differentiation
May 24, 2015
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