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Definition of "discrimination" []

  • The act of discriminating. (noun)
  • The ability or power to see or make fine distinctions; discernment. (noun)
  • Treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice: racial discrimination; discrimination against foreigners. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "discrimination" in a sentence
  • "Well to me you are defining what you believe in discrimination is yourself."
  • ""The term discrimination includes any distinction, exclusion or preference made on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin, which has the effect of nullifying or impairing equality of opportunity or treatment in employment or occupation," the convention says."
  • ""We concluded that the only thing that can stop this discrimination is a legislation to protect our rights as well as the establishment of a commission for disability affairs both at the federal and state levels," he said."