make a discrimination

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of make a discrimination

:to recognize a difference
  • He was able to make a discrimination between the birds by their calls.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

discrimination play
  1. : prejudiced or prejudicial outlook, action, or treatment

  2. : the act, practice, or an instance of discriminating categorically rather than individually

  3. : the quality or power of finely distinguishing


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