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dis·crim·i·na·tion

discrimination

 
 
pronunciation:
dih skrI mih neI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of seeing or sensing differences between things.
The dog's discrimination between the scent of its owner's clothing and that of the others was amazing to watch.
similar words:
distinction
definition 2: the act of treating some people unfairly because of prejudice.
The civil rights movement fought to bring an end to discrimination in this country.
 
synonyms:
prejudice
antonyms:
impartiality
similar words:
bias, racism
derivation: discriminational (adj.)
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