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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


Synonymssecernment


Broader (hypernym)basic cognitive process


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









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