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1. the practice of treating one person or group differently from another in an unfair way:
racial/sex/religious etc discrimination (=treating someone unfairly because of their race, sex etc)➔positive discrimination, reverse discrimination
2. the ability to recognize the difference between two or more things, especially the difference in their quality:
[uncountable and countable noun]
when someone is removed from their job:
Wilson was claiming compensation for unfair dismissal.
[countable noun usually singular] a particular type of character which makes someone likely to behave or react in a certain way [= temperament]
of a nervous/sociable/sensitive etc disposition (=having a nervous etc character)
The film is not suitable for people of a nervous disposition.
have a cheerful/sunny etc disposition (=have a happy character)
a human - used in science fiction stories
to send out gas, heat, light, sound
to not allow someone to take part in something or not allow them to enter a place, especially in a way that seems wrong or unfair [≠ include]:
a mainstream exhibition that excluded women artists
to demand that someone does something because it is a duty or seems reasonable
rooms, equipment, or services that are provided for a particular purpose:
All rooms haveprivate facilities (=private bathroom and toilet).
The hotel has its own pool andleisure facilities.