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English definition of “feminine”

feminine

adjective (GRAMMAR)    /ˈfem.ɪ.nɪn/
(written abbreviation fem., f) belonging to the group of nouns that, in some languages, are not masculine or neuter: In French, 'table' is feminine.Grammatical terms describes a particular form of a noun in English, such as 'actress', that refers only to a female person. These feminine forms are now being used less often.Grammatical terms Grammar:Female or feminine; male or masculine?We use female and male to refer to the sex of humans and animals:See more
(Definition of feminine adjective (GRAMMAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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