noun. 1. the poor treatment of certain individuals due to how old they are- most commonly seen in occupational and medical environments. Reference: age discrimination. 2. the propensity to be discriminative toward elders as well as being more likely to adversely pigeonhole elder persons.

AGEISM: "Unfortunately, ageism is commonly observed in nursing home abuse cases."
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