Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “discrimination”

See all translations

discrimination

noun [U]
 
 
/dɪˌskrɪmɪˈneɪʃən/
the practice of treating particular people, companies, or products differently from others, especially in an unfair way: He will work in partnership with a range of organizations to help eliminate discrimination against disabled people.victims/targets of discrimination People sometimes have difficulty perceiving themselves as victims of discrimination.discrimination on the basis of/grounds of sth Federal law bans discrimination on the basis of gender.discrimination between sth (and sth) The new laws reduce the possibility of unfair discrimination between companies seeking to list on the Exchange. racial/sex/age discrimination fight/prohibit/tackle discrimination The commission was created to address issues of discrimination in the workplace. allegations/claims/complaints of discrimination a discrimination case/lawsuit →  See also age discrimination , employment discrimination , genetic discrimination , positive discrimination , price discrimination , race discrimination , reverse discrimination , sex discrimination , workplace discrimination
Translations of “discrimination”
in Korean 차별…
in Arabic تَمييز…
in Portuguese discriminação…
in Catalan discriminació…
in Japanese 差別…
in Italian discriminazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不同的待遇, 歧視, 區別對待…
in Russian дискриминация…
in Turkish (cinsiyet, ırk, din vb.) ayrımı/ayrımcılığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不同的待遇, 歧视, 区别对待…
in Polish dyskryminacja…
(Definition of discrimination from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of discrimination?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “discrimination” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More