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Meaning of “reverse discrimination” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of reverse discrimination from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reverse discrimination" in American English

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reverse discriminationnoun [U]

 us   /rɪˈvɜrs dɪsˌkrɪm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/
the ​practice of giving ​unfairpreference to ​people from ​groups such as African-Americans or women who were ​treatedunfairly in the past so that someone ​else is at a ​disadvantage
(Definition of reverse discrimination from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reverse discrimination" in Business English

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reverse discriminationnoun [U]

uk   us  
HR, LAW the usually ​illegalpractice of giving an ​advantage in ​education, ​employment, etc. to ​members of ​groups who have traditionally been ​treatedunfairly, for ​example because of their race or sex, which puts other ​groups at a disadvantage : The ​administration hasn't used ​quotas or ​practicedreversediscrimination, the mayor said.
(Definition of reverse discrimination from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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