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noun [uncountable] discrimination pronunciation in British English /dɪˌskrɪmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    unfair treatment of someone because of their religion, race, or other personal features
    sexual/sex/racial/age discrimination: Ms Howell claimed she had been the victim of sexual discrimination.
    discrimination against: discrimination against women
    discrimination in: The legislation would outlaw discrimination in employment, housing, and education.
    discrimination on the grounds of (=because of): Discrimination on the grounds of sex or race is unlawful.
  2. 2
    the ability to judge whether or not something is good or suitable
    Try to exercise discrimination when making your choice.

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