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English definition of “gender”


noun (SEX)    /ˈdʒen.dər/ US  /-dɚ/
B2 [U] the physical and/or social condition of being male or female : Does this test show the gender of the baby ? Discrimination on the basis of race , gender, age or disability is not allowed . → Compare sex nounMen and womenKinds of menKinds of women [C, + sing/pl verb] all males , or all females , considered as one group : I think both genders are capable of taking care of children . → Compare sex nounMen and womenKinds of menKinds of women sex nounsex nounGrammar:Nouns and genderMost English nouns do not have grammatical gender. Nouns referring to people do not have separate forms for men (male form) and women (female form). However, some nouns traditionally had different forms. Nowadays, people usually prefer more neutral forms.
(Definition of gender noun (SEX) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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