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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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The question remains, however: if pluralism continues unchecked by any essentializing theories of ceramics and any standard modes of criticism that progressively align practice toward these theories must we simply accept indiscrimination in contemporary ceramics?
The club, however, also has serious concerns over thereafter considered disproportionate responses that saw indiscrimination in police targeting and left many innocent fans terrified, disillusioned and beaten by tactics of a totally confrontational and aggressive nature.
Nor does he argue the case with respect to Casement's actual practice, seemingly approving, without reservation, of actions which in their manic indiscrimination, were responsible in colonial times for the spread of gonorrhea and consequent decimation of native populations, the spread of AIDS in ours, and for offenses with fewer victims than those recorded by Casement, that have landed more than 40 priests and ex-clerics in Irish jails.
Leavis's achievement as an English literary critic and teacher illustrates the kind of commitment that aspires to excellence even in the midst of the relativism and indiscrimination that are symptomatic of the ills of education.
Under "c" she talks about "crime": "Buying drugs wasn't the first time I had face-to-face dealings with Americans who were poor and uneducated; it was just the first time I noticed them." Under "m" Marlowe discusses money: "The peculiar status of heroin as an addictive commodity, purchased with avidity yet owned with no tenderness, influences those who use it for a long time, infecting all transactions, commercial and social, with a trademark distance and indiscrimination."
Confirming this minimal role, Mrs Angela Rumbold, then one of the Home Office ministers, said that she considered the legal framework is in place to provide the machinery for tackling both direct and indirect indiscrimination. In her opinion, the main responsibility for pushing forward sex equality now lay with employers (Financial Times, 28.11.91).
It is again unclear whether Rose's indiscrimination and repeated comings-and-goings between them deconstruct or reinscribe the difference between these inside(r)s and outside(r)s.
He said he is the one who had crushed corrupt elements in RDA and has been continuing operations against encroachments without any indiscrimination.
Indiscrimination would never be done against any one, he assured.
On other regional issues, the cabinet rejected Israel's schemes designed to bolster racial indiscrimination, undermining the national identity and legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
It is most unfortunate that Pakistan which has been the US ally since early fifties and has suffered the most in the war against terrorism, remains a suspect in the eyes of the latter in regards to its indiscrimination action against the terrorist outfits and continues to be accused of providing sanctuaries to the terrorist outfits on her soil.