UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪsˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃən/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˌskrɪməˈneɪʃən/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(di skrim′ə nāshən)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dis•crim•i•na•tion /dɪˌskrɪməˈneɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  • the act or practice of discriminating:job discrimination.
    1. the ability to make or see differences;
      the ability to distinguish or judge among things:fine discrimination in his choice of wine.

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    dis•crim•i•na•tion  (di skrim′ə nāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. an act or instance of discriminating.
    2. Sociologytreatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit:racial and religious intolerance and discrimination.
    3. the power of making fine distinctions;
      discriminating judgment:She chose the colors with great discrimination.
    4. [Archaic.]something that serves to differentiate.
    dis•crim′i•nation•al, adj. 
    • Latin discrīminātiōn- (stem of discrīminātiō) a distinguishing. See discriminate, -ion
    • 1640–50
      • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged discernment, taste, acumen, perception.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    discrimination /dɪˌskrɪmɪˈneɪʃən/ n
    1. unfair treatment of a person, racial group, minority, etc; action based on prejudice
    2. subtle appreciation in matters of taste
    3. the ability to see fine distinctions and differences
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