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English definition of “discrimination”

discrimination

noun [U] (DIFFERENT TREATMENT)    /dɪˌskrɪm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/
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
(Definition of discrimination noun (DIFFERENT TREATMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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