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Meaning of “gender” in the English Dictionary

"gender" in British English

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gendernoun

uk   /ˈdʒen.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
  • gender noun (SEX)

B2 [U] the ​physical and/or ​socialcondition 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.
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[C, + sing/pl verb] all ​males, or all ​females, ​considered as one ​group: I ​think both genders are ​capable of taking ​care of ​children.
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  • gender noun (GRAMMAR)

B2 [C] specialized language the ​grammaticalarrangement of ​nouns, pronouns and ​adjectives into masculine, feminine, and neutertypes in some ​languages

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(Definition of gender from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gender" in American English

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gendernoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈdʒen·dər/
the ​male or ​femalesex, or the ​state of being either ​male or ​female: [U] Discrimination on the ​basis of gender is not ​allowed.
  • gender noun [C/U] (GRAMMAR)

grammar the ​divisions, usually ​masculine, ​feminine, and ​neuter, into which ​nouns are separated in some ​languages: [C] French has two genders and ​German has three.
(Definition of gender from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"gender" in Business English

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gendernoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈdʒendər/
the ​condition of being either ​male or ​female: Polls show that Americans are ​willing to ​elect a woman ​president, suggesting that gender alone may no ​longer be a stumbling ​block.
(Definition of gender from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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