discrimination

 /dɪsˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃən/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
dis•crim•i•na•tion /dɪˌskrɪməˈneɪʃən/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]
  • the act or practice of discriminating:job discrimination.
  • the ability to make or see differences; the ability to distinguish or judge among things:fine discrimination in his choice of wine.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    discrimination /dɪˌskrɪmɪˈneɪʃən/ n
    1. unfair treatment of a person, racial group, minority, etc; action based on prejudice
    2. subtle appreciation in matters of taste
    3. the ability to see fine distinctions and differences



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