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also ag·ism  (ā′jĭz′əm)
Discrimination based on age, especially prejudice against the elderly.

age′ist adj. & n.
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(ˈeɪdʒɪzəm) or


(Sociology) discrimination against people on the grounds of age; specifically, discrimination against the elderly
ˈageist, ˈagist adj
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(ˈeɪ dʒɪz əm)

discrimination or prejudice against older persons.
age′ist, adj., n.
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ageism, agism

discrimination on the basis of age, especially against older people.
See also: Age, Discrimination
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ageism - discrimination against middle-aged and elderly peopleageism - 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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[ˈeɪdʒɪzəm] Ndiscriminación f por razón de edad
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[ˈeɪdʒɪzəm] nâgisme m
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* While one-in-five respondents said they faced age discrimination in the workplace themselves, only 40 percent filed a charge or complaint.
He also answered questions about the age discrimination in companies.
Age discrimination may be linked with poor health, according to a new study of thousands of older people living in England.
The House of Representatives yesterday abolished age discrimination against job seekers in Federal Government Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs).
Age discrimination is a real problem in the workplace, and despite the fact that it's illegal, employers still manage to get away with it.
After Dale Kleber unsuccessfully applied for a job at CareFusion Corporation, he sued for age discrimination on a theory of disparate impact liability.
MORE age discrimination claims were brought in the Employment Tribunals last year than claims on the basis of any other "protected characteristic" (including sex, race or disability) under the Equality Act.
Lipnic issued a report on the State of Older Workers and Age Discrimination 50 Years After the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
(The Age Discrimination in Employment Act covers most workers age 40 or older, but some states have separate laws about the discrimination of younger employees.) Either way, I would guess that if you're injury-free in your 30s, you have more performing years ahead of you.
Alberta will be amending its Alberta Human Rights Act RSA 2000, c A-25.5 ("Act"), to expand protections for age discrimination and include improved program protections.