1. [ noun ] (sociology) unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
Synonyms: favouritism favoritism
Related terms: social_control ableism sexism fattism nepotism racism ageism croneyism heterosexism discriminate
2. [ noun ] (psychology) the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
Synonyms: secernment
Related terms: basic_cognitive_process differentiation taste individualization discriminate
Similar spelling:   discriminating