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discrimination

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discrimination ({{{1}}}) From the Latin "discriminare" meaning to "distinguish between"
  1. Neutral discernment.
  2. The act of discriminating, distinguishing, or noting/perceiving differences which exist.
  3. The state of being discriminated against, distinguished from, or set apart.
  4. Treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice: racial discrimination; discrimination against foreigners.
  5. The arbitrary imposition of unequal tariffs for substantially the same service.
  6. The quality of being discriminating; acute discernment; as to show great discrimination in the choice of means.
  7. That which discriminates; mark of distinction.

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