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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: gendre, from Latin genus; GENUS

gender

noun
     
Related topics: Linguistics, Grammar
gen‧der
1 [uncountable and countable] the fact of being male or femaleCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
gender differences/distinctions (=differences between men and women) gender roles gender inequality/bias (=when one gender is treated more fairly than another) gender relations gender stereotype (=a fixed idea of what men or women are like) gender politics (=the way that men and women compete with each other for power) gender issues (=ideas and problems related to being male or female in society) gender identity (=whether someone is male or female)
people of the same gender
Discrimination on grounds of race or gender is forbidden.
There may be gender differences in attitudes to paid work.
traditional gender roles
toys that do not reinforce gender stereotypes
a science fiction story dealing with gender issues
2 [countable] males or females, considered as a group:
differences between the genders
3
a) [uncountable]SLG the system in some languages of marking words such as nouns, adjectives, and pronouns as being masculine, feminine, or neuter
b) [countable]SLG a group such as feminine into which words are divided in this system

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