Dis*crim"i*nate (?), a. [L. discriminatus, p. p. of discriminare to divide, separate, fr. discrimen division, distinction, decision, fr. discernere. See Discern, and cf. Criminate.]

Having the difference marked; distinguished by certain tokens.



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Dis*crim"i*nate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discriminated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Discriminating (?).]

To set apart as being different; to mark as different; to separate from another by discerning differences; to distinguish.


To discriminate the goats from the sheep. Barrow.


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Dis*crim"i*nate (?), v. i.


To make a difference or distinction; to distinguish accurately; as, in judging of evidence, we should be careful to discriminate between probability and slight presumption.

2. (a)

To treat unequally

. (b) Railroads

To impose unequal tariffs for substantially the same service.


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