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sex

noun (MALE/FEMALE)    /seks/
B1 [U] the state of being either male or female : What sex is your cat ? Some tests enable you to find out the sex of your baby before it's born . It's illegal to discriminate against people on the basis of ( their ) sex. She accused her employer of sex discrimination (= of treating her unfairly because she was a woman).Gender-related attributesKinds of womenKinds of men C1 [C] all males considered as a group , or all females considered as a group : She seems to regard all members of the male sex as inferior . Members of the opposite sex are not allowed in students ' rooms overnight .Men and womenKinds of menKinds of women
(Definition of sex noun (MALE/FEMALE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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