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discrimination

dis·crim·i·na·tion

discrimination

 
 
pronunciation:
dih skrI mih neI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of seeing differences or distinguishing.
He makes no discrimination between students who are lazy and those who are slow learners.
similar words:
distinction
definition 2: the act of treating some people unfairly because of prejudice.
The civil rights movement fought to bring an end to discrimination in this country.
 
synonyms:
prejudice
antonyms:
impartiality
similar words:
bias, racism
derivation: discriminational (adj.)
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The word discrimination contains the following part:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).