discrimination

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Discrimination is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /dɪskrɪmɪˈneɪʃən/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
discrimination

Plural
discriminations

  1. (uncountable) Discrimination is the act of treating someone unfairly just because of their skin colour, religion, sex, etc.
    Even in 2007, there's still too much sex discrimination at the higher levels of big business.
  2. (uncountable) Discrimination is the ability to notice differences.
    At this small size, discrimination is very difficult.
  3. (uncountable) Discrimination is the ability to recognise high levels of quality.
    The clothes were chosen by someone with discrimination.

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