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
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Discrimination' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4435
Rank popularity for the word 'Discrimination' in Nouns Frequency: #1814
The numerical value of Discrimination in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Discrimination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you believe that discrimination exists, it will.
Leave it to a girl to take the fun out of sex discrimination.
Frankly, there is no [ discrimination ], there are fewer problems of discrimination within football than in society.
My primary goal has always been to end illegal discrimination, i'm pleased that today's ruling clearly prohibits discrimination against same-sex couples.
It could be that ageism versus other forms of discrimination is not taken as seriously or viewed as wrong as other types of discrimination, so we don't attack it with the same intensity.
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Translations for Discrimination
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- تمييز, تفريقArabic
- diskriminace, rozlišováníCzech
- Unterscheidung, Diskriminierung, SchlechterstellungGerman
- leth-bhreithScottish Gaelic
- megkülönböztetés, kirekesztés, diszkriminációHungarian
- discriminare, diferențiereRomanian
- разграничение, дискриминация, распознаваниеRussian
- diskriminacija, дискриминацијаSerbo-Croatian
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