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

age′ist adj. & n.


(ˈeɪdʒɪzəm) or


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


(ˈeɪ dʒɪz əm)

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

ageism, agism

discrimination on the basis of age, especially against older people.
See also: Age, Discrimination
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


[ˈeɪdʒɪzəm] Ndiscriminación f por razón de edad


[ˈeɪdʒɪzəm] nâgisme m
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