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Equality North East


This section of the website is used to catalogue definitions of terms used throughout this website. To select a word, choose the initial letter of the word below.

Glossary Terms beginning with the letter M :

  • Mental impairment
    This includes a clinically well-recognised mental illness and what is commonly known as a learning disability.
  • Migration
    The act of leaving one country or region to settle in another.
  • Minority group
    Sociologically, the concept "minority group" does not refer to demographic numbers, but is used for any group which is disadvantaged, underprivileged, excluded, discriminated against, or exploited. As a collective group, a minority occupies a subordinate status in society.