- discriminant function,
- discrimination learning,
Origin of discriminating
verb (used without object), dis·crim·i·nat·ed, dis·crim·i·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), dis·crim·i·nat·ed, dis·crim·i·nat·ing.
Origin of discriminate
Examples from the Web for discriminating
It becomes a system which does the discriminating on behalf of the powerful majority.
Now, the company is being accused of discriminating against plus-size women because it doesn't make clothing over size 12.
Manning was also discriminating, although in his case he chose to put out secret info that he had not read.Daniel Ellsberg: Edward Snowden Is a Hero and We Need More Whistleblowers|Daniel Ellsberg|June 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sen. Boxer is fine with Israel discriminating against U.S. citizens like me based on our faith.
McPherson is a skillful writer and a discriminating historian.
What was the number of the crew, discriminating their ratings and sex, that were saved?Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'|British Government
Spontaneity is not apt to be discriminating, and the emotions are not safe guides to worldly distinction.The Women of the French Salons|Amelia Gere Mason
The country members are watchful and discriminating and a few leaders exercise great power.A Backward Glance at Eighty|Charles A. Murdock
Whether all this would have been so, had he never joined the DeWitt Guard, we leave for a discriminating public to judge.
A discriminating eye for harmonizing colours is also a great advantage.Quilts|Marie D. Webster
Word Origin for discriminate
"possessing discernment," 1792, present participle adjective from discriminate (v.).
1620s, from Latin discriminatus, past participle of discriminare "to divide, separate," from discrimen (genitive discriminis) "interval, distinction, difference," derived noun from discernere (see discern). The adverse (usually racial) sense is first recorded 1866, American English. Positive sense remains in discriminating. Related: Discriminated. Also used 17c. and after as an adjective meaning "distinct."