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From other +‎ -ing.

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othering (usually uncountable, plural otherings)

  1. (chiefly philosophy) The process of perceiving or portraying someone or something as fundamentally different or alien.
    Synonyms: otherization, discrimination
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 553:
      The process of political othering was not simply a rhetorical consequence of the Revolution's own unifying political culture.
    • [2019 February 17, Kathrine Jebsen Moore, “A Witch-Hunt on Instagram”, in Quillette[1]:
      “I want to say this gently,” a comment from a user identified only as Sarah began, “because I can tell your intent is to share your personal evolution and celebrate facing your fear of the unknown, and that’s great. I just need to point out that there’s a lot of “othering” happening in this post.”]

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othering

  1. present participle of other

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