discrimination love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a distinction; discernment, the act of discriminating, discerning, distinguishing, noting or perceiving differences between things.
  • n. The state of being discriminated, distinguished from, or set apart.
  • n. distinct treatment of an individual or group to their disadvantage; treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit; partiality; prejudice; bigotry
  • n. The quality of being discriminating, acute discernment, specifically in a learning situation; as to show great discrimination in the choice of means.
  • n. That which discriminates; mark of distinction, a characteristic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of discriminating, distinguishing, or noting and marking differences.
  • n. The state of being discriminated, distinguished, or set apart.
  • n. The arbitrary imposition of unequal tariffs for substantially the same service.
  • n. The quality of being discriminating; faculty of nicely distinguishing; acute discernment.
  • n. That which discriminates; mark of distinction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of distinguishing; the act of observing, making, or marking a difference; distinction: as, the discrimination between right and wrong.
  • n. Specifically The power of distinguishing or discriminating; discriminative judgment; penetration: as, a man of discrimination.
  • n. The state of being discriminated, distinguished, or set apart.
  • n. That which serves to discriminate; a mark of distinction.
  • n. Specifically An invidious distinction.
  • n. Synonyms Discernment, clearness, acuteness, acumen, nicety, insight. See difference and discernment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
  • n. unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice

Etymologies

From the Latin discriminatio (accusative discriminationem), the action noun to discriminare "to discriminate". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Well to me you are defining what you believe in discrimination is yourself.

    Brown’s handwriting highlights the ingrained disability discrimination in society « My Liberal Democrat Political Ramblings…

  • "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.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "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.

    Increased security in Nigeria affects the access of people with disabilities

  • Palestinian human rights lawyer Mohammad Dahle (ph) deals with many cases of what he calls discrimination of Arabs at the airport, saying he himself has been a victim.

    CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2010

  • Palestinian human rights lawyer Muhammad Dalleh deals with many cases of what he calls discrimination of Arabs at the airport.

    CNN Transcript Jan 3, 2010

  • Palestinian human rights lawyer Muhammad Dalleh deals with many cases of what he calls discrimination of Arabs at the airport, saying he himself has been a victim.

    CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2010

  • The National Association of People Living with HIV-Aids (Napwa) announced on Friday that it would embark on mass action unless the banking sector ended what it described as discrimination against people with HIV-Aids.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He said the party's representatives had refused to sign the report in protest at what he called discrimination by the dominating

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • As a member of the opposition, he would be better placed to fight what he described as discrimination in reverse presently being practised by the provincial government.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Technikon demanding an end to what it called discrimination against black students.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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