gender - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/ˈdʒendə(r)/
singulargender
pluralgenders
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] formal the fact of being either male or female

    The job is open to all applicants regardless of age, race, or gender.

    The study examines gender roles in Latin America.

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  2. 2
    [countable] all male people, or all female people

    the entire male gender

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  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] linguistics the gender of a word is whether it is masculine, feminine, or neuter. In English, only pronouns like ‘he’ and ‘she’ and possessive determiners like ‘his’ and ‘her’ have gender, but in other languages such as French all nouns, pronouns etc have gender.