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Definition of the noun agism

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noun - plural: agisms

  1. discrimination on the basis of a person's age

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Google previewHale And Hearty Ever After Fifty (2001)

by S. Chandra

Agism is a word that seems to be akin to racism. Just as a race is discriminated against or for on the basis of its skin colour or facial features and is treated as inferior, similarly agism is a notion that people cease to be people, cease to be ...

Google previewListen Africans! A Revolution Is Coming (2011)

Why It Must Come and How We Should Deal with It by Emma Samuel Etuk

Currently, agism is a matter of public concern where one can be denied a job simply because of one's age. In many parts of Africa today, the state is a god, a titanic and unassailable entity that can preserve, protect or take away any human life.

Google previewCommunication and Assertion Skills for Older Persons (1987)

by Leilani Doty

Agism is a part of the meaning of words that refer to aging in diminishing terms. Some examples of these words with negative meanings are deterioration, disease, disability, distance, disengagement, and dependence. Generally speaking ...

Google previewReading, Learning, Teaching Clyde Edgerton (2009)

by Yvonne Mason

Agism is a fact of American life. You might plan a unit on "wisdom" and have student research how other ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Economics, Second Edition (2010)

by Anthony J. Culyer

Agism. Unfair discrimination against old people. A charge against the use of life- years as an outcome measure in cost–effectiveness analysis (CEA) and related studies, or life-years weighted for quality (as in the quality-adjusted life-year, ...

Google previewMorris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins (1988)

by William Morris, Mary Morris

agism/ageism. This is part of the new vocabulary devised by social scientists for discussing the affairs and ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Luxury Edition by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

ageism (also agism) agism variant spelling of ageism. -ize and -ise spellings Where verbs can be spelled ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

ageism, agism. The first appearance in the OED of ageism, meaning 'prejudice or discrimination on the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science ... (1874)

by Robley Dunglison

CEsoph'agism, CEsophagismus.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Sports Nutrition (2013)

by Ronald J. Maughan

neededandthat cheatingis rampantin master athletes and others who believe itistotally unnecessary andseeitas a formof agism. Themost recent group of athletes tobe drugtested occurred at the USMasters Track &Field competition in2011.

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

Also spelt agism, especially ...

Google previewIrish-English/English-Irish Easy Reference Dictionary (2000)

by The Educational Company of Ireland

century an oonchineírlctch seachtú haois déag the seventeenth century aoiseachas m1 age discrimination, agism aoisghrúpa m4 age group aoisteorainnß age-limit aol m1 lime vwhitewash aolchlochj2 limestone aolchoinnea|j2 stalagmite ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

Sav′ageness; Sav ′agery, fierceness: ferocity: wild growth of plants; Sav′ agism. [O. Fr.salvage—L. silvaticus,pertaining tothe woods—silva, a wood.] Savanna ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1840)

by John Oswald, John Miller Keagy

sav'agism, n. syl'v&n, a. sou'ageness, n. IT/SyZua'nus, n.

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