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1    unfair treatment of a person, racial group, minority, etc.; action based on prejudice  
2    subtle appreciation in matters of taste  
3    the ability to see fine distinctions and differences  
4      (Electronics)   the selection of a signal having a particular frequency, amplitude, phase, etc., effected by the elimination of other signals by means of a discriminator  
  discriminational      adj  

discrimination learning  
      n     (Psychol)   a learning process in which an organism learns to react differently to different stimuli  
   Compare       generalization       3  
positive discrimination   , action  
      n   the provision of special opportunities in employment, training, etc. for a disadvantaged group, such as women, ethnic minorities, etc.,   (U.S. equivalent)    affirmative action  
price discrimination  
      n     (Economics)   the setting of different prices to be charged to different consumers or in different markets for the same goods or services  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    bias, bigotry, favouritism, inequity, intolerance, prejudice, unfairness  
2    acumen, acuteness, clearness, discernment, insight, judgment, keenness, penetration, perception, refinement, sagacity, subtlety, taste  

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prejudice or discrimination against people who are fat
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