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Standard Definition

[n] unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
[n] the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished


favoritism - (4 syllables), favouritism - (4 syllables), secernment - (3 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Dis*crim`i*na"tion\, n. [L. discriminatio the contrasting of opposite thoughts.]
1. The act of discriminating, distinguishing, or noting and marking differences. To make an anxious discrimination between the miracle absolute and providential. --Trench.
2. The state of being discriminated, distinguished, or set apart. --Sir J. Reynolds.
3. (Railroads) The arbitrary imposition of unequal tariffs for substantially the same service. A difference in rates, not based upon any corresponding difference in cost, constitutes a case of discrimination. --A. T. Hadley.
4. The quality of being discriminating; faculty of nicely distinguishing; acute discernment; as, to show great discrimination in the choice of means.
5. That which discriminates; mark of distinction. Syn: Discernment; penetration; clearness; acuteness; judgment; distinction. See {Discernment}.