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English definition of “s/he”


pronoun     written
used in writing instead of 'she or he' to refer to a person whose sex is not known : If any employee needs to take time off, s/he should contact the Personnel Department . → See also theyPersonal pronouns theyGrammar:He, she, him, her, his, hersIn writing, we can use (s)he, he/she, him/her or his/her to refer to both sexes at the same time. When speaking formally, we say he or she and his or her:
(Definition of s/he pronoun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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