ageism age"ism n. 1. 1 discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people.

Syn: agism [WordNet 1.5]

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  • ageism — age‧is‧m [ˈeɪdʒɪzm] also agism noun [uncountable] treating people unfairly because of their age, especially because they are old: • Ageism in recruitment is an increasing problem. * * * ageism UK US /ˈeɪdʒɪzəm/ noun [U] (also age discrimination) …   Financial and business terms

  • ageism — (n.) discrimination against people based on age, coined 1969 by U.S. gerontologist Dr. Robert N. Butler, from AGE (Cf. age) + ISM (Cf. ism), on pattern of racism, sexism. Related: Ageist …   Etymology dictionary

  • ageism — [n] age based discrimination age bias, generation gap; concept 689 …   New thesaurus

  • ageism — ► NOUN ▪ prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of age. DERIVATIVES ageist adjective & noun …   English terms dictionary

  • ageism — [āj′iz΄əm] n. [ AGE + (RAC)ISM] discrimination against people on the basis of age; specif., discrimination against, and prejudicial stereotyping of, older people: also sp. agism ageist adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Ageism — Part of a series on Discrimination General forms …   Wikipedia

  • ageism — agism agism n. discrimination against middle aged and elderly people. [Also spelled {ageism}.] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ageism — Age|ism [ eidʒizm] der; <aus gleichbed. engl. ageism zu age »Alter«> Diskriminierung von alten Menschen (bes. die Bevorzugung junger Menschen gegenüber alten) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • ageism — [[t]e͟ɪʤɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) Ageism is unacceptable behaviour that occurs as a result of the belief that older people are of less value than younger people …   English dictionary

  • ageism — also agism noun Date: 1969 prejudice or discrimination against a particular age group and especially the elderly • ageist also agist adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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