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male

adjective uk   us   /meɪl/

male adjective (SEX)

B1 used to refer to men or boys, or the sex that fertilizes eggs, and does not produce babies or eggs itself: male students a male giraffe IT is very much a male-dominated industry. What percentage of the adult male population is unemployed? The male parts of the flower are the stamens and the anthers.
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male adjective (CONNECTING PART)

specialized engineering, electronics used to refer to a piece of equipment that has a part that sticks out and can be fitted into a hollow part in another piece of equipment: a male plug
maleness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

male

noun [C] uk   us   /meɪl/
B2 a boy, man, or male animal: The male of the species is less aggressive. Among the bodies are two unidentified British males.
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