Definition of ageism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ageism

 noun
(North American English also agism)noun
BrE BrE//ˈeɪdʒɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪdʒɪzəm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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unfair treatment of people because they are considered too old ageism in job advertisements This form of ageism deprives older people of social status and role.
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