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female

adjective
 
 
/ˈfiːmeɪl/
belonging or relating to women: The percentage of female managers in industry has doubled in five years.
used to describe a piece of equipment that has a hole or space into which another part can be fitted: a female plug/connector →  Compare male
Translations of “female”
in Korean 암컷의…
in Arabic أُنْثى…
in Portuguese feminino, fêmea…
in Catalan femella, femení…
in Japanese 女性の, 雌の…
in Italian di sesso femminile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 性別, 女性的, 婦女的…
in Russian женский, женского пола…
in Turkish dişi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 性别, 女性的, 妇女的…
in Polish żeński, kobiecy…
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