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dis·crim·i·na·tion  audio  (d-skrm-nshn) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The act of discriminating.
  2. The ability or power to see or make fine distinctions; discernment.
  3. Treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice: racial discrimination; discrimination against foreigners.


OTHER FORMS:
dis·crimi·nation·al(Adjective)


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