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Multiple Meanings
gender — as in:  gender discrimination

Gender roles were more defined when my grandmother was growing up.
all the members of one sex (male or female)

or: the state of being either male or female

or (recently and especially with regard to self-identification): the state of being male, female, transsexual, or any of many other categories

Less commonly, gender can refer to a grammatical categories. In some languages (not modern English), nouns that are not distinguishable by biological sex, can still have a feminine or masculine gender.
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