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ageism

noun [U]  /ˈeɪ·dʒɪz·əm/ us  
unfair treatment of people who are becoming old or who are old: At 56, no one would hire her, and she felt she was a victim of ageism.
Translations of “ageism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 年齡歧視…
in Chinese (Simplified) 年龄歧视…
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