discrimination against persons of a certain .
a tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment.
discrimination against people on the grounds of age; specifically, discrimination against the elderly
“discrimination against people based on age,” coined 1969 by U.S. gerontologist Dr. Robert N. Butler, from age + -ism, on pattern of racism, sexism. Related: Ageist.
the herdsman of Priam who raised Paris. a son of Hercules and Omphale. (in the Iliad) a son of Phradmon who was killed by Diomedes. (in the Odyssey) one of the suitors of Penelope. Historical Examples When he heard that Agelaus had given him to be a prize in the games, he waxed exceeding wrath. […]
not or appearing to . lasting forever; eternal; undying: the ageless beauty of Greek sculpture. Contemporary Examples Cosmetic surgery invites us to enter a dystopian universe in which everybody looks the same: poreless, ageless, blond and bland. Nicole Kidman Botox Insanity: Why All Women Lose Out When We Obsess Over Stars’ Faces Emma Woolf May […]
a department in SW France. 2079 sq. mi. (5385 sq. km). Capital: Agen. Historical Examples The family of Toussaint were first sent to Bayonne, and afterwards to agen, where one of the sons died of a decline. The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau But then, agen, they’d ‘ave to consider as it wor diamonds […]
a U.S. upper stage, with a restartable liquid-propellant engine, used with various booster stages to launch satellites into orbit around the earth and send probes to the moon and planets: also used as a docking target in the Gemini program.