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English definition of “discrimination”

discrimination

noun [U] uk   /dɪˌskrɪm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us  

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.: racial/sex/age discrimination Until 1986 most companies would not even allow women to take the exams, but such blatant discrimination is now disappearing.Human rightsUnfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness

discrimination noun [U] (SEEING A DIFFERENCE)

formal the ability to see the difference between two things or peopleWise and sensible
(Definition of discrimination from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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