Noun discrimination has 2 senses
  1. discrimination, favoritism, favouritism - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
    --1 is a kind of social control
    --1 has particulars:
     ableism, ablism, able-bodiedism, able-bodism; ageism, agism; cronyism; fattism, fatism; heterosexism; nepotism; racism, racialism, racial discrimination; sexism
    Derived form: verb discriminate2
  2. discrimination, secernment - the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
    --2 is a kind of basic cognitive process
    --2 has particulars:
     differentiation, distinction; individualization, individualisation, individuation; taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness
    Derived forms: verb discriminate3, verb discriminate1