HyperDic: discrimination

English > 2 senses of the word discrimination:
NOUNactdiscrimination, favoritism, favouritismunfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
cognitiondiscrimination, secernmentthe cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
discrimination > pronunciation
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English > discrimination: 2 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningunfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice.
Synonymsfavoritism, favouritism
Narrowerableism, ablism, able-bodiedism, able-bodismdiscrimination in favor of the able-bodied
ageism, agismdiscrimination against middle-aged and elderly people
cronyismfavoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications)
fattism, fatismdiscrimination against people who are overweight
heterosexismdiscrimination in favor of heterosexual and against homosexual people
nepotismfavoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)
racism, racialism, racial discriminationdiscriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
sexismdiscriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex
Broadersocial controlControl exerted (actively or passively) by group action
Spanishdiscriminación, favoritismo
Catalandiscriminació, favoritisme
Verbsdiscriminatetreat differently on the basis of sex / sex or race
English > discrimination: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished.
Narrowerdifferentiation, distinctionA discrimination between things as different and distinct / distinct
individualization, individualisation, individuationdiscriminating the individual from the generic group or species
taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptivenessDelicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
Broaderbasic cognitive processcognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
Verbsdiscriminaterecognize or perceive the difference

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