Gender - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒendər|  American pronunciation of the word gender
Brit.  |ˈdʒɛndə|  British pronunciation of the word gender

noun

- a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness
- the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles (syn: sex, sexuality)

Examples

Please state your name, birth date, and gender.

The adjective and noun must agree in number and gender.

Some languages do not use genders.

Discrimination on grounds of race or gender is forbidden.

There may be gender differences in attitudes to paid work.

Blatant racial and gender discrimination is just about over.

...an impartial evaluation of the job applicant's qualifications that does not consider age, gender, or race...

Most adjectives in English do not inflect for gender or number.

“He” is a pronoun of the masculine gender.

Latin adjectives agree with nouns in gender, case and number.

artificial barriers of gender and race

From the beginning of my career as a journalist, I've been writing about gender issues.

...a culture that prizes machismo and has rigid gender roles...

Do we divide dogs into hes and shes, and take the masculine gender out to hunt?

a well-known study from the 1970's showed that gender stereotyping placed women in a disadvantageous position

Word forms

noun
singular: gender
plural: genders
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