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"male" in British English

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maleadjective

uk   /meɪl/  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   /ˈmeɪl.nəs/  us   /ˈmeɪl.nəs/

malenoun [C]

uk   /meɪl/  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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(Definition of male from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"male" in American English

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maleadjective [not gradable]

 us   /meɪl/
of the sex that produces a natural substance that can make an egg develop into young: a male gorilla Male and female soldiers serve in the same units.
male
noun [C]  us   /meɪl/
The target audience is young males 20 to 30 years old.
(Definition of male from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"male" in Business English

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maleadjective

uk   us   /meɪl/
belonging to or relating to men: Last year 7.8% of female managers handed in resignations, compared with 6.4% of male colleagues.
used to describe a piece of equipment that has a part that sticks out and fits into a hole or space in another part: a male plug/connector

malenoun [C]

uk   us   /meɪl/
a man or boy: According to the survey, the "average manager" is a 43-year-old male.
(Definition of male from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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