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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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Exceptions are in the ACT (s 8(1), Discrimination Act 1991), and in s 8(1) of the yet-to-commence Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), where the anti-discrimination law works the same way as the adverse action provisions and it is enough to show the reason for 'unfavourable' treatment: but see the discussion under 'Proving "because" ' below.
Virtually every newspaper editorial raised its negative effect on anti-discrimination efforts.
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The LDP and the opposition Liberal Party (LP) believe anti-discrimination laws for foreigners are unnecessary or difficult to implement, but the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) are considering tabling bills banning discrimination based on race or nationality, said the survey, conducted by Issho Kikaku, a nonprofit organization formed by foreign nationals living in Japan.
However, a non-racial (or nongender) classification adopted as a close proxy for race (or gender)--that is, because of its disparate impact--is assessed the same way as an explicit racial (or gender) classification, that is, under the Anti-Discrimination Principle.
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Under other anti-discrimination acts, it is a defense to show that an employee or prospective one is not qualified for a job.
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