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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

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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It was the plaintiff's contention that this disincentive to invest outside of Ohio hindered economic development in other states and, therefore, discriminated against interstate commerce.
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"We said we don't think it's anything," recalls Columbia Senior Vice President Ali Landow, adding that the company initially refused to sign any agreements with HUD because "we didn't do anything wrong." After much discussion, however, the company consented to an agreement that said it was not found to have discriminated, that it did not acknowledge any wrong-doing and that it would continue to follow the same practices it had always used.
LORD Derry Irvine is to appeal against a ruling that he indirectly discriminated against a female lawyer by giving his pal a job as his adviser.
Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against in violation of this section have several options to protect their rights.