Discrimination

Dis*crim`i*na"tion

(?), n. [L. discriminatio the contrasting of opposite thoughts.] 1. The act of discriminating, distinguishing, or noting and marking differences.
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To make an anxious discrimination between the miracle absolute and providential.
Trench.
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2. The state of being discriminated, distinguished, or set apart. Sir J. Reynolds.
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3. (Railroads) The arbitrary imposition of unequal tariffs for substantially the same service.
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A difference in rates, not based upon any corresponding difference in cost, constitutes a case of discrimination.
A. T. Hadley.
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4. The quality of being discriminating; faculty of nicely distinguishing; acute discernment; as, to show great discrimination in the choice of means.
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5. That which discriminates; mark of distinction.

Syn. -- Discernment; penetration; clearness; acuteness; judgment; distinction. See Discernment.
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