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Definition of speciesism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

speciesism

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈspiʃiˌzɪzəm//
 
, NAmE//ˈspisiˌzɪzəm//
 
[uncountable] (disapproving)
 
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the belief that humans are more important than animals, which causes people to treat animals badly
NAmE//ˈspiʃizɪst//
 
, NAmE//ˈspisizɪst//
 
adjective, noun
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