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Variant of ageism.

ageism, agism

discrimination on the basis of age, especially against older people.
See also: Age, Discrimination
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agism - discrimination against middle-aged and elderly peopleagism - discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people
discrimination, favoritism, favouritism - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
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Some intergenerational programs to diminish agism have been proposed in Taiwan but the effect of these interventions on changing the attitudes of young people have been inconsistent (Huang, 2006; Lin, 2000).