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ageism

noun [U] uk (US also agism)   /ˈeɪ.dʒɪ.zəm/ us  
unfair treatment of people because of their ageThe elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are oldHuman rights
ageist
adjective uk (US also agist)   /-dʒɪst/ us  
an ageist remark/job advertisementThe elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are oldHuman rights
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