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See also discriminnâtion
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
Learned Latinism in English use from the 17th century.
discrimination (plural discriminations)
- a distinction; discernment, the act of discriminating, discerning, distinguishing, noting or perceiving differences between things.
- The state of being discriminated, distinguished from, or set apart.
- (sometimes discrimination against) distinct treatment of an individual or group to their disadvantage; treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit; partiality; prejudice; bigotry
- sexual or racial discrimination
- The quality of being discriminating, acute discernment, specifically in a learning situation; as to show great discrimination in the choice of means.
- That which discriminates; mark of distinction, a characteristic.
Derived terms 
the act of making a distinction, noting differences between things
distinct treatment on the basis of prejudice
- Rhymes: -asjɔ̃
discrimination f (plural discriminations)
- discrimination, distinction