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discrimination

 [dis-krim″ĭ-na´shun]
1. the making of fine distinctions.
2. actions based on preconceived opinions without consideration of facts.
right-left discrimination the ability to differentiate one side of the body from the other.

dis·crim·i·na·tion

(dis'krim-i-nā'shŭn),
In conditioning, responding differentially, as when an organism makes one response to a reinforced stimulus and a different response to an unreinforced stimulus.
[L. discrimino, pp. -atus, to separate]

discrimination

/dis·crim·i·na·tion/ (-krim″ĭ-na´shun) the making of a fine distinction.

discrimination

[diskrim′inā′shən]
Etymology: L, discrimen, division
the act of distinguishing or differentiating. The ability to distinguish between touch or pressure at two nearby points on the body is known as two-point discrimination.

discrimination

The cognitive and sensory capacity or ability to see fine distinctions and perceive differences between objects, subjects, concepts and patterns, or possess exceptional development of the senses.

In health and social care, discrimination may relate to a conscious decision to treat a person or group differently and to deny them access to treatment or care to which they have a right.

dis·crim·i·na·tion

(dis-krim'i-nā'shŭn)
1. The act of distinguishing between different things; ability to perceive different things as different, or to respond to them differently.
2. psychology Responding differently, as when the subject responds in one way to a reinforced stimulus and in another to an unreinforced stimulus.
3. Acting differently toward some people on the basis of the social class or category to which they belong rather than their individual qualities.
[L. discrimino, pp. -atus, to separate]

dis·crim·i·na·tion

(dis-krim'i-nā'shŭn)
In conditioning, responding differentially, as when an organism makes one response to a reinforced stimulus and a different response to an unreinforced stimulus.
[L. discrimino, pp. -atus, to separate]
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A month later, on Christmas, Madame decides to visit an American church, though she still exhibits indiscrimination when she says, "I suppose they are all alike" (286).
Employees of the courts all over Sindh, judicial academy, Pakistan Law Commission and Federal Services Tribunal are being paid judicial allowance but the employees of district courts Islamabad stand deprived of this allowance, which is sheer injustice and indiscrimination with us , said a group of employees.
GENEVA, April 26 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait has recommended that Germany carry on combating all forms of racial indiscrimination namely those based on religion and "imposing deterrence" against such practices.
Students of general semantics have referred to this misevaluational pattern as allness or an allness orientation, also known as frozen evaluation, failure to date, indiscrimination, or failure to index.
During the meeting, Deputy Commissioner directed all additional assistant commissioners for initiating indiscrimination action against all butchers, restaurants and hotels for violation of the holiday while A.
with photos) GENEVA, Nov 2 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait has urged the Japanese Government to approve the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and enact laws that prohibit indiscrimination against this segment of the society of the Asian nation.
The JI senators also demanded for a strong action against indiscrimination to women and children and the row of their abduction.
It also calls on North and South Sudan to implement the peace accord, affirms respect of territorial sanctity of Libya, renews call for resolving the Somali conflict and pledges determination to face all forms of indiscrimination against women.
The attendance in the courtroom were all smile when Justice Javed Iqbal aptly remarked by saying if they brought Muhammad Ali then why not film actress Zaiba, which was an indiscrimination.
He said that it was stated in Article 25 of the constitution that the government should treat all citizens equally and the permission of indiscrimination cannot be given in a civilized society.