[dih-skrim-uh-ney-shuh n] /dɪˌskrɪm əˈneɪ ʃən/
an act or instance of discriminating, or of making a distinction.
treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit:
racial and religious intolerance and discrimination.
the power of making fine distinctions; discriminating judgment:
She chose the colors with great discrimination.
Archaic. something that serves to differentiate.
unfair treatment of a person, racial group, minority, etc; action based on prejudice
subtle appreciation in matters of taste
the ability to see fine distinctions and differences
(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
verb (used with object) 1. to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn. 2. to think unworthy of notice, response, etc.; consider beneath oneself: to disdain replying to an insult. noun 3. a feeling of contempt for anything regarded as unworthy; haughty contempt; scorn. noun 1. a feeling or show of superiority and dislike; […]
[dih-spar-ij-muh nt] /dɪˈspær ɪdʒ mənt/ noun 1. the act of disparaging. 2. something that derogates or casts in a bad light, as a remark or censorious essay.
adjective 1. that disparages; tending to belittle or bring reproach upon: a disparaging remark.
[dih-soh-see-ey-shuh n, -shee-ey-] /dɪˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃiˈeɪ-/ noun 1. an act or instance of dissociating. 2. the state of being dissociated; disjunction; separation: the dissociation of church and state. 3. Physical Chemistry. the reversible resolution or decomposition of a complex substance into simpler constituents caused by variation in physical conditions, as when water gradually decomposes […]