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discriminated, past participle; discriminates, 3rd person singular present; discriminating, present participle; discriminated, past tense;
  1. Recognize a distinction; differentiate
    • - babies can discriminate between different facial expressions of emotion
  2. Perceive or constitute the difference in or between
    • - bats can discriminate a difference in echo delay of between 69 and 98 millionths of a second
    • - features that discriminate this species from other gastropods
  3. Make an unjust or prejudicial distinction in the treatment of different categories of people or things, esp. on the grounds of race, sex, or age
    • - existing employment policies discriminate against women

  1. marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people"
  2. recognize or perceive the difference
  3. treat differently on the basis of sex or race
  4. distinguish; "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"
  5. (discriminating) showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"
  6. (discriminating) acute: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"
  7. To make distinctions; To make decisions based on prejudice
  8. (discriminating) Able to perceive fine distinctions between similar things; perceptive; Having a discerning judgment or taste
  9. (discrimination (in renting)) Denying a person housing, telling a person that housing is not available (when the housing is actually available at that time), providing housing under inferior terms, harassing a person in connection with housing accommodations, or providing segregated housing ...
  10. (Discrimination) One of the seven goals; called "rejection" in Yarbro. Its positive pole is sophistication; its negative pole is prejudice. It is used for lifetimes emphasizing critical faculties. It is one of the least frequently used goals.  Read more about discrimination.
  11. (discrimination) n, 1. The effect of a law or established practice that confers privileges on a certain class or that denies privileges to a certain class because of race, age, sex, nationality, religion or handicap. ...
  12. (Discrimination) treatment of one or more members of a specified group in a manner that is unfair as compared to the treatment of other people who are not members of that group.
  13. (Discrimination) Unjustifiable negative behavior toward a group or its members
  14. (Discrimination) Policies and practices that harm a group and its members.
  15. (Discrimination) Adjustable circuitry which ignores or nulls audio responses from a specific conductivity range allowing positive responses to be heard from metals higher in conductivity above the discriminate control setting. Designed primarily to eliminate audio response from trash metals. ...
  16. (Discrimination) Unfair treatment or denial of rights to a person on the basis of the group, class, or category to which the person belongs.
  17. (Discrimination) Treatment or thought based on class (race, low or high class) or category rather than individual worth.
  18. (Discrimination) action(s) based on prejudice
  19. Discrimination may be described as a distinction (intentional or not) that is based on grounds relating to the personal characteristics of an individual or group, which has the effect of imposing burdens, obligations, or disadvantages on that individual or group that are not imposed upon others, ...
  20. (Discrimination) In the context of employee benefits, favorable treatment of highly compensated employees under an employer’s plan.
  21. (Discrimination) Treating people less fairly because they belong to a different group.
  22. (discrimination) Any practice that makes distinctions between different groups based on characteristics such as sex, race, age, religion and so on, which results in particular individuals or groups being advantaged and others disadvantaged.
  23. (Discrimination) behavior that treats people unequally.
  24. (discrimination) As defined here, the ability to recoignise and distinguish between a true spiritual teacher, guru or master, from a fake one. Such discrimination comes from one's own Inner Divine centre. Spiritual seekers with poor discrimination may end up involved with abusive cults.