Translation of "discrimination" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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discriminationnoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˌskrɪm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /dɪˌskrɪm.əˈneɪ.ʃən/

discrimination noun [ U ] (DIFFERENT TREATMENT)

C1 treating a person or particular group of people differently, especially in a worse way from the way in which you treat other people, because of their skin colour, sex, sexuality, etc.

歧视;区别对待
racial/sex/age discrimination 种族/性别歧视
Until 1986 most companies would not even allow women to take the exams, but such blatant discrimination is now disappearing. 直至1986年大多数公司甚至还不允许女性参加这种考试,但目前这种明目张胆的歧视做法正在消失。

More examples

  • AIDS victims often experience social ostracism and discrimination.
  • There should be no discrimination on the grounds of colour.
  • She believes the research understates the amount of discrimination women suffer.
  • She will be remembered as an unrelenting opponent of racial discrimination.
  • The law has done little to prevent racial discrimination and inequality.

discrimination noun [ U ] (SEEING A DIFFERENCE)

formal the ability to see the difference between two things or people

区分能力,区别能力;分辨能力;辨别能力

(Translation of “discrimination” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)