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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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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"
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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
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discrimination

noun
1. The act or an instance of distinguishing:
2. The ability to distinguish, especially to recognize small differences or draw fine distinctions:
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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dis·crim·i·na·tion

n. discriminación; diferenciación de raza o cualidad.
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This law provides baseline protection against genetic discrimination in the ability to purchase health insurance and seek employment.
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"Although there are strong federal protections with regard to genetic discrimination by an employer or health insurer, federal laws do not exist that relate to life insurance, long term care insurance, or disability insurance." State laws vary on this issue.
A new biomedical procedure 6 known as in vitro gametogenesis (IVG) 6 which has so far only been demonstrated in mice, raises ethical and legal concerns as it may lead to large scale "embryo farming," and may promote genetic discrimination through eugenics, researchers warned in a recent essay.
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Bill S-201, An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination, was amended in committee and then read a third time before being sent to the House of Commons.
GINA ensures that your child will be protected from genetic discrimination in the workplace as well as in the health insurance marketplace.
(164) Although the Human Genome Privacy Act and the Genetic Privacy and Nondiscrimination Act included privacy protections, the majority of bills proposed to combat genetic discrimination in the workplace simply outlawed the use of genetic information, not its acquisition.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is ramping up its enforcement of a law that forbids genetic discrimination among employers.