discrimination

  • 1 discrimination — [ diskriminasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1870; lat. discriminatio « séparation » 1 ♦ Psychol. Action de distinguer l un de l autre (des objets de pensée concrets). ⇒ distinction. Littér. Action de discerner, de distinguer les choses les unes des autres avec… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 discrimination — di‧scrim‧i‧na‧tion [dɪˌskrɪmˈneɪʆn] noun [uncountable] 1. ECONOMICS the process of treating one market, country, type of product etc differently from another: • the discrimination in favour of imported wine when it comes to excise duty ˈprice… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 discrimination — I (bigotry) noun bias, blind zeal, class prejudice, favoritism, illiberality, intolerance, opinionativeness, preference, prejudice, race hatred, race prejudice, racialism, racism, unfairness, want of forbearance associated concepts: blacklist,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 DISCRIMINATION — DISCRIMINATION, distinguishing between people on the basis of the group to which the person belongs rather than individual characteristics. With rare exceptions, contemporary forms of discrimination against Jews were not based upon the type of… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 5 Discrimination — Dis*crim i*na tion, n. [L. discriminatio the contrasting of opposite thoughts.] 1. The act of discriminating, distinguishing, or noting and marking differences. [1913 Webster] To make an anxious discrimination between the miracle absolute and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 discrimination — 1640s, the making of distinctions, from L.L. discriminationem (nom. discriminatio), noun of action from pp. stem of discriminare (see DISCRIMINATE (Cf. discriminate)). Especially in a prejudicial way, based on race, 1866, Amer.Eng. Meaning… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 discrimination — [n1] bias bigotry, favoritism, hatred, inequity, injustice, intolerance, partiality, prejudice, unfairness, wrong; concepts 29,689 Ant. fairness, tolerance discrimination [n2] particularity in taste acumen, acuteness, astucity, astuteness, bias,… …

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  • 8 discrimination — penetration, insight, *discernment, perception, acumen Analogous words: wisdom, judgment, *sense: subtlety, logicalness or logic (see corresponding adjectives at LOGICAL) Contrasted words: crassness, density, dullness, slowness, stupidity (see… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 discrimination — ► NOUN 1) the action of discriminating against people. 2) recognition of the difference between one thing and another. 3) good judgement or taste …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 discrimination — [di skrim΄i nā′shən] n. [L discriminatio] 1. the act of discriminating, or distinguishing differences 2. the ability to make or perceive distinctions; perception; discernment 3. a) partiality, or bias, in the treatment of a person or group, which …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Discrimination — This article focuses on discrimination in sociology, not statistical discrimination. For other uses of the term, see the entry for discrimination at Wiktionary. Part of a series on …

    Wikipedia

  • 12 Discrimination — La discrimination est l action de distinguer entre des choses ou entre des personnes. Le sens de ce terme est à l origine neutre, synonyme du mot distinction, mais il a pris, dès lors qu il concerne une question sociale, une connotation… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 13 discrimination — noun 1 treating a person/group unfairly ADJECTIVE ▪ gender, sex, sexual, sexual orientation (esp. AmE) ▪ age, class, race, racial …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 discrimination — di|scrim|i|na|tion [dıˌskrımıˈneıʃən] n [U] 1.) the practice of treating one person or group differently from another in an unfair way ▪ laws to prevent discrimination discrimination against ▪ widespread discrimination against older people in the …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 discrimination — dis|crim|i|na|tion [ dı,skrımı neıʃn ] noun uncount ** 1. ) unfair treatment of someone because of their religion, race, or other personal features: sexual/sex/racial/age discrimination: Ms. Howell claimed she had been the victim of sexual… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 discrimination — [[t]dɪskrɪ̱mɪne͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: usu with supp Discrimination is the practice of treating one person or group of people less fairly or less well than other people or groups. She is exempt from sex discrimination laws. ...discrimination… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 discrimination */*/ — UK [dɪˌskrɪmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [uncountable] 1) unfair treatment of someone because of their religion, race, or other personal features sexual/sex/racial/age discrimination: Ms Howell claimed she had been the victim of sexual discrimination.… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 discrimination — n. 1) to practice discrimination 2) to subject smb. to discrimination 3) age; racial; religious; reverse; sex discrimination 4) discrimination against * * * [dɪsˌkrɪmɪ neɪʃ(ə)n] racial religious reverse sex discrimination …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 discrimination — noun (U) 1 the practice of treating one particular group in society in an unfair way (+ against): Laws have got to be tougher to stop discrimination against the disabled. (+ in favour of): discrimination in favour of university graduates | racial …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 discrimination — In constitutional law, the effect of a statute or established practice which confers particular privileges on a class arbitrarily selected from a large number of persons, all of whom stand in the same relation to the privileges granted and… …

    Black's law dictionary