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discrimination

noun [U]  us   /dɪˌskrɪm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/

discrimination noun [U] (WORSE TREATMENT)

the treatment of a person or particular group of people differently, in a way that is worse than the way people are usually treated: Some immigrants were victims of discrimination. The law made racial discrimination in employment a serious crime. She claims she is a victim of age discrimination. politics & government Discrimination is also prejudice against people and a refusal to give them their rights .

discrimination noun [U] (SEEING A DIFFERENCE)

the ability to judge the quality of something based on its difference from other, similar things: He showed discrimination in his reading habits.
Translations of “discrimination”
in Korean 차별…
in Arabic تَمييز…
in Portuguese discriminação…
in Catalan discriminació…
in Japanese 差別…
in Italian discriminazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不同的待遇, 歧視, 區別對待…
in Russian дискриминация…
in Turkish (cinsiyet, ırk, din vb.) ayrımı/ayrımcılığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不同的待遇, 歧视, 区别对待…
in Polish dyskryminacja…
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