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"agism" in British English

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agismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈeɪ.dʒɪ.zəm/ mainly US
→  ageism
agist
adjective uk   us   /-dʒɪst/ mainly US
→  ageist (ageism)
(Definition of agism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"agism" in Business English

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agismnoun [U]

(also ageism) uk   us   /ˈeɪdʒɪzəm/ LAW, WORKPLACE
the ​act of ​treatingpeopleunfairly because of their age, especially if they are old: To ​protect yourself against agism during the ​recruitingprocess, some ​careerexperts suggest you ​remove the earliest ​workhistory from your ​resume.
agist
adjective (also ageist)
We must ​challenge the ageist ​assumption that younger ​employees make the best ​workers.
(Definition of agism from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “agism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 年龄歧视…
in Chinese (Traditional) 年齡歧視…
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