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age·ism

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

age′ist adj. & n.
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ageism

(ˈeɪdʒɪzəm) or

agism

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

(ˈeɪ dʒɪz əm)

n.
discrimination or prejudice against older persons.
[1965–70]
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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Translations

ageism

[ˈeɪdʒɪzəm] Ndiscriminación f por razón de edad
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ageism

[ˈeɪdʒɪzəm] nâgisme m
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