- differentiating; analytical.
- noting differences or distinctions with nicety; discerning; perspicacious: a discriminating interpreter of events.
- having excellent taste or judgment: a discriminating interior designer.
- differential, as a tariff.
- possessing distinctive features; capable of being differentiated; discriminative.
Origin of discriminating
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- able to see fine distinctions and differences
- discerning in matters of taste
- (of a tariff, import duty, etc) levied at differential rates in order to favour or discourage imports or exports
Word Origin and History for nondiscriminating
"possessing discernment," 1792, present participle adjective from discriminate (v.).
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