- 1Recognize a distinction; differentiate: babies can discriminate between different facial expressionsMore example sentences
- They do not differentiate or discriminate between domestic, social and public violence, viewing all of them as equally violative of human rights.
- Unfortunately, this research focused on social differences and did not discriminate between denominations.
- Thus, we can use measures of skewness for distributions of expression differences for classified genes to discriminate between models.
- 1.1 [with object] Perceive or constitute the difference in or between: features that discriminate this species from other gastropodsMore example sentences
- They find that birds are better able to discriminate differences in nectar concentrations at relatively low concentrations than at high concentrations.
- A concept may be defined as a class of stimuli such that an organism generalizes among all stimuli within the class but discriminates them from those in other classes.
- The second canonical axis discriminates among all three dialects using a combination of the features of the W element.
- 2Make an unjust or prejudicial distinction in the treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, sex, or age: existing employment policies discriminate against womenMore example sentences
- The Race Relations Act 1976 makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone on grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins.
- Presumably, there are also straight people in those counties who would prefer to live in a society that did not discriminate against people on grounds of their sexuality.
- New legislation which will make it illegal for businesses to discriminate against workers on grounds of age is due to come into force next year.
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- Nobody likes being indiscriminately judged, but being discriminately judged feels even worse.
- The City of Calgary hasn't banned the use of pesticides and herbicides, but it does want them to be used more discriminately.
- Investors sell indiscriminately on the way down, but they buy very discriminately on the way up.
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- But it is no use satisfying the listeners of our conceptual talk if we cannot make any related changes in the real world of racially discriminative actions and consequences.
- In the market-relations approach deemed to be egalitarian, racial inequality results from irrational prejudice or discriminative monopolistic practices.
- The initial step to deal with discrimination is to introduce a structural change in discriminative legislation and redistribution of economic and political resources.
early 17th century: from Latin discriminat- 'distinguished between', from the verb discriminare, from discrimen 'distinction', from the verb discernere (see discern).