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Definition of Individual Discrimination

(noun) One individual discriminating against another individual.

Examples of Individual Discrimination

  • A building manager will not rent an apartment to an interracial couple.
  • A shop owner will not serve a transgendered individual.

Individual Discrimination Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: in·di·vid·u·al dis·crim·i·na·tion

Audio Pronunciation

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– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /in-duh-vIj-uh-wuhl di-skrim-uh-nAY-shuhn/
  • British English – /in-di-vIj-uuhl dis-krim-i-nAY-shuhn/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌɪndəˈvɪʤəwəl dɪˌskrɪməˈneɪʃən/
  • British English – /ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊəl dɪsˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃən/

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Cite the Definition of Individual Discrimination

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “individual discrimination.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 22, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/individual-discrimination/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

individual discrimination. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/individual-discrimination/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “individual discrimination.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 22, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/individual-discrimination/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“individual discrimination.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Apr. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/individual-discrimination/>.