Definition of “ageism” - English Dictionary

“ageism” in British English

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ageismnoun [ U ]

also mainly US agism us uk /ˈeɪ.dʒɪ.zəm/

(Definition of “ageism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ageism” in American English

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ageismnoun [ U ]

us /ˈeɪ·dʒɪz·əm/

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.

(Definition of “ageism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“ageism” in Business English

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ageismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈeɪdʒɪzəm/ us also age discrimination HR

unfair treatment of a person because of their age:

The government is expected to introduce tougher legislation against ageism later in the year.

(Definition of “ageism” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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