Definition of Discrimination

1. Noun. Unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice.

2. Noun. The cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished.

Definition of Discrimination

1. n. The act of discriminating, distinguishing, or noting and marking differences.

Definition of Discrimination

1. Noun. a distinction; discernment, the act of discriminating, discerning, distinguishing, noting or perceiving differences between things. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being discriminated, distinguished from, or set apart. ¹

3. Noun. (sometimes ''discrimination against'') 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 ¹

4. Noun. The quality of being discriminating, acute discernment, specifically in a learning situation; as to show great discrimination in the choice of means. ¹

5. Noun. That which discriminates; mark of distinction, a characteristic. ¹

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Definition of Discrimination

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Medical Definition of Discrimination

1. Differential response to different stimuli. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discrimination

discriminant analysis
discriminant function
discriminant stimulus
discrimination (current term)
discrimination learning
discriminative stimulus

Literary usage of Discrimination

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"The discrimination of lengths and the discrimination of weights are known to be random samples of sensory discriminations for the very good reason that they ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"In correcting such discrimination Congress is not restricted to an adjustment or reduction of the interstate rates, but may prescribe a reasonable standard ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1870)
"A Guide tu Ihe Knowledge and discrimination of Disease. By JM DA COSTA, MD, Lecturer on Clinical Medicine, and Physician to the Pennsylvania Hospital, ..."

4. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"The Indo-European and the Hamitic-Semi- tio groups of languages are the only ones in which discrimination of gender is fully observed. ..."

5. Works of Fisher Ames: With a Selection from His Speeches and Correspondence by Fisher Ames, Seth Ames, John Thornton Kirkland (1854)
"Yesterday, for instance, the tonnage bill came upon the tapis. The discrimination in favor of nations in treaty with us, would not go down in the Senate. ..."

6. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"The idea of self as related to discrimination between the objective and subjective. ... discrimination of the self on the one hand and things on the other. ..."

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