/dɪˌskrɪməˈneɪʃən/ Show Spelled[dih-skrim-uh-ney-shuhn] Show IPA
noun 1. an act or instance
2. treatment or consideration
of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a
person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person
or thing belongs rather than on individual
merit: racial and religious intolerance and discrimination.
3. the power of making fine
judgment: She chose the colors
with great discrimination.
4. Archaic . something that serves to differentiate.