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addaword.gifdefinition of gender-neutral

adjective
1
gender-neutral language does not refer specifically to males or females and so can be used when talking about either sex
The ‘singular’ use of they, them, and themselves partly solves the problems raised by the lack of a gender-neutral pronoun in English.
2
relating to policies or ideas that seek to avoid or remove obvious distinctions between males and females
Passport Canada is mulling over changes that would allow Canadians to make their passports gender neutral.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/05/2012 13:16:00
Definition of gender-neutral from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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