Definitions for discrimination
dɪˌskrɪm əˈneɪ ʃəndis·crim·i·na·tion
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discrimination, favoritism, favouritismnoun
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.
Etymology: From the Latin discriminatio (accusative discriminationem), the action noun to discriminare "to discriminate".
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from discriminatio, Latin.
There is a reverence left to be shewed them on the account of their discrimination from other places, and separation for sacred uses. Edward Stillingfleet, Def. of Disc. on Rom. Idol.
A satire should expose nothing but what is corrigible, and make a due discrimination between those that are, and those who are not the proper objects of it. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
By that prudent discrimination made between the offenders of different degrees, he obliges those whom he has distinguished as objects of mercy. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 31.
Take heed of abetting any factions, or applying any publick discriminations in matters of religion. Charles I .
Letters arise from the first original discriminations of voice, by way of articulation, whereby the ear is able to judge and observe the differences of vocal sounds. William Holder, El. of Speech.
Discrimination is the act of making unjustified distinctions between people based on the groups, classes, or other categories to which they belong or are perceived to belong. People may be discriminated on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation, as well as other categories. Discrimination especially occurs when individuals or groups are unfairly treated in a way which is worse than other people are treated, on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in certain groups or social categories. It involves restricting members of one group from opportunities or privileges that are available to members of another group.Discriminatory traditions, policies, ideas, practices and laws exist in many countries and institutions in all parts of the world, including territories where discrimination is generally looked down upon. In some places, attempts such as quotas have been used to benefit those who are believed to be current or past victims of discrimination. These attempts have often been met with controversy, and have sometimes been called reverse discrimination.
Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, often on the grounds of race, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, disability or other characteristics. It involves the denial of social participation or human rights to certain categories of people or treating them unfairly or less favorably compared to others.
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
If you believe that discrimination exists, it will.
They don't worship at the altar of forced busing and mandatory quotas. They don't believe you can remedy past discrimination by mandating new discrimination. (Defending his nominees for Civil Rights Commission)
If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything... that smacks of discrimination or slander.
The LGBT members of our community have a right to be able to express their views and convictions about sexuality and deserve to be respected for their position without hate or discrimination, but Christians also have a right to express our belief regarding our faith and be respected for our position without hate and without discrimination. In the United States, no one should be vilified, hated or discriminated against for expressing their beliefs.
Discrimination of any sort is not welcome in the state of Florida, and we do not abide by the woke notion that discrimination should be overlooked if applied in a politically popular manner or against a politically unpopular demographic. We are fighting all discrimination in our schools and our workplaces, and we will fight it in publicly accessible places of meeting or activity.
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- تفريق, تمييزArabic
- diskriminace, rozlišováníCzech
- Schlechterstellung, Diskriminierung, UnterscheidungGerman
- leth-bhreithScottish Gaelic
- diszkrimináció, megkülönböztetés, kirekesztésHungarian
- diferențiere, discriminareRomanian
- разграничение, дискриминация, распознаваниеRussian
- дискриминација, diskriminacijaSerbo-Croatian
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