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English definition of “discrimination”

discrimination

noun [U] (WORSE TREATMENT)   /dɪˌskrɪm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/
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.
(Definition of discrimination noun (WORSE TREATMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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