What does discrimination mean?

Definitions for discrimination
dɪˌskrɪm əˈneɪ ʃəndis·crim·i·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discrimination, favoritism, favouritismnoun

    unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice

  2. discrimination, secernmentnoun

    the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished

Wiktionary

  1. discriminationnoun

    a distinction; discernment, the act of discriminating, discerning, distinguishing, noting or perceiving differences between things.

    Etymology: From the Latin discriminatio (accusative discriminationem), the action noun to discriminare "to discriminate".

  2. discriminationnoun

    The state of being discriminated, distinguished from, or set apart.

    Etymology: From the Latin discriminatio (accusative discriminationem), the action noun to discriminare "to discriminate".

  3. discriminationnoun

    (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

    Etymology: From the Latin discriminatio (accusative discriminationem), the action noun to discriminare "to discriminate".

  4. discriminationnoun

    The quality of being discriminating, acute discernment, specifically in a learning situation; as to show great discrimination in the choice of means.

    Etymology: From the Latin discriminatio (accusative discriminationem), the action noun to discriminare "to discriminate".

  5. discriminationnoun

    That which discriminates; mark of distinction, a characteristic.

    Etymology: From the Latin discriminatio (accusative discriminationem), the action noun to discriminare "to discriminate".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discriminationnoun

    the act of discriminating, distinguishing, or noting and marking differences

  2. Discriminationnoun

    the state of being discriminated, distinguished, or set apart

  3. Discriminationnoun

    the arbitrary imposition of unequal tariffs for substantially the same service

  4. Discriminationnoun

    the quality of being discriminating; faculty of nicely distinguishing; acute discernment; as, to show great discrimination in the choice of means

  5. Discriminationnoun

    that which discriminates; mark of distinction

Freebase

  1. Discrimination

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discrimination' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4435

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discrimination' in Nouns Frequency: #1814

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discrimination in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discrimination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of discrimination in a Sentence

  1. Mary McLeod Bethune:

    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.

  2. Barbara Arnwine:

    A very important part of the lexicon of civil rights law is that you cannot create a hostile environment where you make it so people of different races or religions or women feel they can't function at your institution without being subjected to unlawful discrimination.

  3. Avatara Smith-Carrington:

    It is our hope that courts recognize and address discrimination when they see it, and nowhere is it more visible than in these stark attacks against trans youth.

  4. Volkswagen Mexico:

    We strongly disapprove of (the distributor) showing those images at its facilities, which showed a regime that emphasized hatred and discrimination at a point in history that has fortunately been left behind.

  5. Rashida Tlaib:

    When I criticize Netanyahus discrimination, inequality, human rights violations, saying youhave to do better and we have to look at real equality and even desegregating certain communities.

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