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n. discrimination against older persons; discrimination against people of a specific age group

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Ageism (also spelled "agism") is stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. This may be casual or systematic. The term was coined in 1969 by Robert Neil Butler to describe discrimination against seniors, and patterned on sexism and racism. Butler defined "ageism" as a combination of three connected elements. Among them were prejudicial attitudes towards older people, old age, and the aging process; discriminatory practices against older people; and institutional practices and policies that perpetuate stereotypes about elderly people.

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1. discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people
(synonym) agism
(hypernym) discrimination, favoritism, favouritism

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n. diskriminace starších; diskriminující starší

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Rzecz. dyskryminacja z powodu wieku; dyskryminujący kogoś z powodu wieku; osoba dyskryminująca kogoś z powodu wieku

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