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discrimination

noun
     
di‧scrim‧i‧na‧tion [uncountable]
1 the practice of treating one person or group differently from another in an unfair way:
laws to prevent discrimination
discrimination against
widespread discrimination against older people in the job market
discrimination in favour of
discrimination in favour of university graduates
racial/sex/religious etc discrimination (=treating someone unfairly because of their race, sex etc)
positive discrimination, reverse discrimination
2 the ability to recognize the difference between two or more things, especially the difference in their quality:
shape discrimination

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