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From Middle English < Middle French gendre/genre < Latin genus (kind, sort), from Proto-Indo-European *gen- ("to produce"), *gon- ("to beget"), *gn- ("to be born").

Singular
gender

Plural
genders

gender (plural genders)

  1. (obsolete) A division between classes or kinds. E.g., the common gender.
  2. differences between men and women, suggesting but not necessitating reference to sex
  3. (sociology) gender role; culture specific behaviour norms, normally but not necessarily, associated with one’s sex; condition of adopting such a gender role.
  4. (grammar) A division of nouns and pronouns (and sometimes of other parts of speech), such as masculine, feminine, neuter or common.
  5. (casually, to avoid confusion with ‘sex’ in the sense of ‘sexual relations’) The sex of individuals (male or female).


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