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English noun: discrimination

1. discrimination (act) unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice

Synonymsfavoritism, favouritism

Broader (hypernym)social control

Narrower (hyponym)able-bodiedism, able-bodism, ableism, ablism, ageism, agism, cronyism, fatism, fattism, heterosexism, nepotism, racial discrimination, racialism, racism, sexism

2. discrimination (cognition) the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished


Broader (hypernym)basic cognitive process

Narrower (hyponym)appreciation, differentiation, discernment, distinction, individualisation, individualization, individuation, perceptiveness, taste

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