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"sexism" in American English

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sexismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈsekˌsɪz·əm/
actionsbased on a ​belief that ​particularjobs and ​activities are ​suitable only for women and ​others are ​suitable only for men: Sexism ​continues to ​keepgirls out of ​plumbing, ​electrical, and ​constructiontrades.
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"sexism" in British English

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sexismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈsek.sɪ.zəm/ disapproving
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"sexism" in Business English

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sexismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈseksɪzəm/ disapproving HR, WORKPLACE
treatment of men and women ​based on the belief that particular ​jobs and ​activities are suitable only for men and others are suitable only for women: The ​company is facing accusations of sexism in its ​recruitmentpolicy.
(Definition of sexism from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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