Discriminate

  • (verb): Distinguish.
    Example: "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on discriminate:

Perceptual Narrowing - Facial Discrimination - Cross Species
... the infants maintained their ability to discriminate between them when retested at 9 months of age ... in general, without name labels, the infants were unable to discriminate between them when retested at the 9 months mark ... to 4 months of age, however without the confirmation of wither or not the ability to discriminate decreases as development occurs after 9 months ...
Survey Meter - Measurement Techniques and Interpretation
... of radiation alpha and beta, or beta and gamma, for instance, and the operator must know how to discriminate between these ... a Gieger end-window instrument cannot discriminate between alpha and beta, but moving the detector away from the source of radiation will reveal a drop off in alpha as the detector tube ... instrument such as the dual phosphor scintillation probe, which will discriminate between alpha and beta, is used where routine checking will come across alpha and beta ...
Civil Rights Act Of 1968 - Lawful Discrimination
... Landlords can lawfully discriminate against tenants with bad credit histories or low incomes, and (except in some areas) do not have to rent to tenants who will be receiving Section 8 ... HUD has stated that buyers and renters may discriminate and may request real estate agents representing them to limit home searches to parameters that are discriminatory ... It protects the buyer's right to discriminate by prohibiting certain discriminatory acts by sellers, landlords, and real estate agents ...
Split Labor Market Theory - Economics of Discrimination
... is dysfunctional for the business enterprise and prefers not to discriminate ... get the best worker for the cheapest wage, and it is therefore in the capitalist's interest not to discriminate, because discrimination limits the pool of workers available for the position ... Accordingly, those doing the hiring discriminate not because they have a 'taste for rimination', but rather because they might have been forced to do so by the laborers that do benefit" (Farley) ...
Mandla V Dowell-Lee - Judgment - Court of Appeal
... You can discriminate for or against Roman Catholics as much as you like without being in breach of the law ... You can discriminate for or against Communists as much as you please, without being in breach of the law ... You can discriminate for or against the “hippies” as much as you like, without being in breach of the law ...

More definitions of "discriminate":

  • (adj): Marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions.
    Example: "Discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people"
    Synonyms: discriminating
  • (verb): Recognize or perceive the difference.
    Synonyms: know apart
  • (adj): Noting distinctions with nicety.
    Example: "A discriminating interior designer"
    Synonyms: nice

Famous quotes containing the word discriminate:

    We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.
    Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    I look on trade and every mechanical craft as education also. But let me discriminate what is precious herein. There is in each of these works an act of invention, an intellectual step, or short series of steps taken; that act or step is the spiritual act; all the rest is mere repetition of the same a thousand times.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)