Definitions for Discriminationdɪˌskrɪm əˈneɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dis•crim•i•na•tiondɪˌskrɪm əˈneɪ ʃən(n.)
an act or instance of discriminating.
action or policies based on prejudice or partiality:
the power of making fine distinctions; discriminating judgment.
Origin of discrimination:
1640–50; < L
discrimination, favoritism, favouritism(noun)
unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
discrimination(noun)ɪˌskrɪm əˈneɪ ʃən
unfair treatment because of race, religion, etc.; = prejudice
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.
Origin: From the Latin discriminatio (accusative discriminationem), the action noun to discriminare "to discriminate".
the act of discriminating, distinguishing, or noting and marking differences
the state of being discriminated, distinguished, or set apart
the arbitrary imposition of unequal tariffs for substantially the same service
the quality of being discriminating; faculty of nicely distinguishing; acute discernment; as, to show great discrimination in the choice of means
that which discriminates; mark of distinction
Discrimination is the prejudicial and/or distinguishing treatment of an individual based on their actual or perceived membership in a certain group or category, "in a way that is worse than the way people are usually treated." It involves the group's initial reaction or interaction, influencing the individual's actual behavior towards the group or the group leader, restricting members of one group from opportunities or privileges that are available to another group, leading to the exclusion of the individual or entities based on logical or irrational decision making. Discriminatory traditions, policies, ideas, practices, and laws exist in many countries and institutions in every part of the world, even in ones where discrimination is generally looked down upon. In some places, controversial attempts such as quotas or affirmative action have been used to benefit those believed to be current or past victims of discrimination—but have sometimes been called reverse discrimination themselves.
Translations for Discrimination
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- diskriminasie, onderskeidingAfrikaans
- отнасям се различноBulgarian
- discriminaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- rozlišování; diskriminaceCzech
- die DiskriminierungGerman
- diskrimination; diskriminering; forskelsbehandlingDanish
- شناخت؛ تبعیضFarsi
- הָבחָנָה, אַפלָיָהHebrew
- 식별, 차별Korean
- diskriminācija; diskriminēšanaLatvian
- onderscheid, discriminatieDutch
- forskjellsbehandling, diskrimineringNorwegian
- شناخت؛ تبعیضPersian
- åtskillnad, diskrimineringSwedish
- ayrım, ayrımcılıkTurkish
- 歧視，區別Chinese (Trad.)
- неоднакове ставлення; дискримінаціяUkrainian
- sự phân biệtVietnamese
- 歧视Chinese (Simp.)
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