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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…
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