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Definition 1: unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for discrimination in the sense of this definition

(discrimination is a kind of ...) control exerted (actively or passively) by group action

(... is a kind of discrimination ) discrimination in favor of the able-bodied

(... is a kind of discrimination ) discrimination on the basis of a person's age

(... is a kind of discrimination ) favoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications)

(... is a kind of discrimination ) discrimination against people who are overweight

(... is a kind of discrimination ) discrimination in favor of heterosexual and against homosexual people

(... is a kind of discrimination ) favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)

(... is a kind of discrimination ) discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race

(... is a kind of discrimination ) discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex

Definition 2: the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for discrimination in the sense of this definition

(discrimination is a kind of ...) cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge

(... is a kind of discrimination ) a discrimination between things as different and distinct on the basis of their characteristics or attributes

"it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"

(... is a kind of discrimination ) discriminating the individual from the generic group or species

(... is a kind of discrimination ) delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)

"arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success" "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

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