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dis·crim·i·na·tion

 (dĭ-skrĭm′ə-nā′shən)
n.
1. The act of discriminating.
2. The ability or power to see or make fine distinctions; discernment.
3. Treatment or consideration based on class or category, such as race or gender, rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice.

dis·crim′i·na′tion·al adj.

discrimination

(dɪˌskrɪmɪˈneɪʃən)
n
1. (Sociology) unfair treatment of a person, racial group, minority, etc; action based on prejudice
2. subtle appreciation in matters of taste
3. the ability to see fine distinctions and differences
4. (Electronics) electronics the selection of a signal having a particular frequency, amplitude, phase, etc, effected by the elimination of other signals by means of a discriminator
disˌcrimiˈnational adj

dis•crim•i•na•tion

(dɪˌskrɪm əˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of discriminating.
2. action or policies based on prejudice or partiality: racial discrimination.
3. the power of making fine distinctions; discriminating judgment.
[1640–50; < Latin]

Discrimination

See also favoritism.

discrimination on the basis of age, especially against older people.
ardent, unreasoned favoritism for a particular group. See also nationalism. chauvinist, n.
discrimination on the basis of race, especially against blacks and other non-whites.
discrimination on the basis of sex, especially against women.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discrimination - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudicediscrimination - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
able-bodiedism, able-bodism, ableism, ablism - discrimination in favor of the able-bodied
ageism, agism - discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people
cronyism - favoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications)
fatism, fattism - discrimination against people who are overweight
heterosexism - discrimination in favor of heterosexual and against homosexual people
nepotism - favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)
racial discrimination, racialism, racism - discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
sexism - discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex
2.discrimination - the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
basic cognitive process - cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
differentiation, distinction - a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"
individualisation, individualization, individuation - discriminating the individual from the generic group or species
appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness, taste - 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"

discrimination

noun
1. prejudice, bias, injustice, intolerance, bigotry, favouritism, unfairness, inequity measures to counteract racial discrimination
3. differentiation, distinction, telling the difference the ewe's discrimination between her own and alien lambs

discrimination

noun
1. The act or an instance of distinguishing:
2. The ability to distinguish, especially to recognize small differences or draw fine distinctions:
Translations
diskriminacerozlišování
diskrimineringforskelsbehandlingdiskrimination
syrjintä
diskriminacija
mismunun
差別
차별
diskriminácia
razlikovanje
diskriminering
การแบ่งแยก
sự phân biệt đối xử

discrimination

[dɪsˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃən] N
1. (= prejudice) → discriminación f (against, in favour of de, contra a favor de) racial/sexual discriminationdiscriminación f racial/sexual
2. (= good judgment) → buen criterio m, discernimiento m

discrimination

[dɪsˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃən] n
(= bias, prejudice) → discrimination f
discrimination against sb → discrimination contre qn
discrimination in favour of sb → discrimination en faveur de qn racial discrimination, sex discrimination, positive discrimination
(= judgement) → discernement m

discrimination

n
(= differential treatment)Diskriminierung f; racial discriminationRassendiskriminierung f; sex(ual)/religious discriminationDiskriminierung faufgrund des Geschlechts/der Religion
(= differentiation)Unterscheidung f (→ between zwischen +dat)
(= discernment)kritisches Urteilsvermögen

discrimination

[dɪsˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃn] n
a. (prejudice) discrimination (against/in favour of)discriminazione f (ai danni di/a favore di)
racial/sexual discrimination → discriminazione razziale/sessuale
b. (good judgment) → discernimento

discriminate

(diˈskrimineit) verb
1. (with between) to make or see a difference between. It is difficult to discriminate between real and pretended cases of poverty.
2. (often with against) to treat a certain kind of people differently. He was accused of discriminating against women employees.
disˌcrimiˈnation noun

discrimination

تـَمْييز diskriminace diskriminering Diskriminierung διάκριση discriminación syrjintä discrimination diskriminacija discriminazione 差別 차별 discriminatie diskriminering dyskryminacja discriminação дискриминация diskriminering การแบ่งแยก ayrımcılık sự phân biệt đối xử 歧视

dis·crim·i·na·tion

n. discriminación; diferenciación de raza o cualidad.
References in classic literature ?
The collective sense of the State legislatures can never be influenced by extraneous circumstances of that sort; a consideration which alone ought to satisfy us that the discrimination apprehended would never be attempted.
By an unjust discrimination against quadrupeds I am made ineligible to a seat in your convention; so I am compelled to seek representation through you.
Pure, correct, elegant and lucid language will be met with in men of courtly breeding and discrimination, though they may have been born in Majalahonda; I say of discrimination, because there are many who are not so, and discrimination is the grammar of good language, if it be accompanied by practice.
The choice of servants is of no little importance to a prince, and they are good or not according to the discrimination of the prince.
Philip had found nothing wrong with the food at all, and in fact had eaten it in large quantities with appetite and enjoyment, but he did not want to show himself a person of so little discrimination as to think a dinner good which another thought execrable.
The casket of the skull is broken into with an axe, and the two plump, whitish lobes being withdrawn (precisely resembling two large puddings), they are then mixed with flour, and cooked into a most delectable mess, in flavor somewhat resembling calves' head, which is quite a dish among some epicures; and every one knows that some young bucks among the epicures, by continually dining upon calves' brains, by and by get to have a little brains of their own, so as to be able to tell a calf's head from their own heads; which, indeed, requires uncommon discrimination.
3) By employing the officers of his army without discrimination, through ignorance of the military principle of adaptation to circumstances.
The casuists have become a byword of reproach; but their perverted spirit of minute discrimination was the shadow of a truth to which eyes and hearts are too often fatally sealed,--the truth, that moral judgments must remain false and hollow, unless they are checked and enlightened by a perpetual reference to the special circumstances that mark the individual lot.
There were paintings, selected with judgment and discrimination, upon the walls.
more discrimination than I had ever heard two words contain.
Because he believes many people pretend to more admiration of the beauties of nature than they really feel, and is disgusted with such pretensions, he affects greater indifference and less discrimination in viewing them himself than he possesses.
The first ray of light which illumines the gloom, and converts into a dazzling brilliancy that obscurity in which the earlier history of the public career of the immortal Pickwick would appear to be involved, is derived from the perusal of the following entry in the Transactions of the Pickwick Club, which the editor of these papers feels the highest pleasure in laying before his readers, as a proof of the careful attention, indefatigable assiduity, and nice discrimination, with which his search among the multifarious documents confided to him has been conducted.