ableism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From able +‎ -ism, patterned on racism, sexism, and heterosexism in meaning.

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  • (IS) IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.bəl.ɪz.m̩/

Noun[edit]

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ableism (uncountable)

  1. Discrimination against persons with disabilities or in favour of those without. [Late 20the century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 5