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Dictionary Information: Definition Discrimination
Thesaurus: Discrimination
Description and Meaning:
The Discrimination of Knowledge of Happiness
The Discrimination of Knowledge of Nirvana
The Discrimination of Knowledge of Parinirvana
The Discrimination of Knowledge of the Self
The Discrimination of Knowledge of Objects
The Discrimination of Knowledge of Reality
The Discrimination of Knowledge of Ultimate Reality
The Discrimination of Knowledge of the Absolute
The Cessation of Discrimination
The Cessation of Discrimination of Knowledge of Objects
The Cessation of Discrimination of Knowledge of Reality
The Cessation of Discrimination of Knowledge of Ultimate Reality
The Cessation of Discrimination of Knowledge of the Absolute

  Discrimination (Dis*crim`i*na"tion) (?), n.
[L. discrimination the contrasting of opposite thoughts.]

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

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

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