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ageism

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