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[L. discriminatio, a contrast]

1. The process of distinguishing or differentiating.
2. Unequal, unjust, or illegal treatment or denial of rights or privileges without reasonable cause.
3. The accuracy with which risk factors separate a population into the healthy and the sick.

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