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female

adjective (CONNECTING PART)    /ˈfiː.meɪl/ specialized
describes a piece of equipment that has a hole or space into which another part can be fitted : a female plug / connector → Compare male adjectiveMechanical engineering male adjectiveGrammar:Female or feminine; male or masculine?We use female and male to refer to the sex of humans and animals:
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