Definitions of discrimination

  1. the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The state of being discriminated, distinguished, or set apart. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The quality of being discriminating; faculty of nicely distinguishing; acute discernment; as, to show great discrimination in the choice of means. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which discriminates; mark of distinction. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Power of distinguishing; faculty of exact judgment between two things or persons. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Act or quality of distinguishing: acuteness, discernment, judgment; also, unjust partiality (Amer.). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. The act or power of discriminating; distinction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The faculty of discriminating; discernment; acuteness; the act of discriminating; distinction; the state of being distinguished; mark of distinction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The act of distinguishing; the faculty of distinguishing; acuteness; discernment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for discrimination

  1. They rarely interfered with her, or observed her with any discrimination – Between Whiles by Helen Hunt Jackson
  2. Dave's conscience led him into a long and confused discrimination between this other lady and the other other lady, who had shared with her the back- seat in that carriage yesterday. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan