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gender

gen·der

gender

 
 
pronunciation:
jen dr
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Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sex of a person or animal.
People of both genders, male and female, enjoy horseback riding.The hiring guidelines are designed to reduce discrimination based on gender.
similar words:
sex
definition 2: a system in many languages in which nouns fall into two or more groups, such as masculine, feminine, or neuter, the members of each group sharing grammatical features such as inflections and pronoun equivalents.
definition 3: such a group of nouns, or the fact of a particular noun's membership in such a group.
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