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Definition male or female

or (especially with regard to self-identification): the state of being male, female, or in any of many trans 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.
  • Gender roles were more defined when my grandmother was growing up.
gender = male/female/trans
  • The court found the company guilty of gender discrimination.
  • gender = male/female/trans
  • The study found pay differences by gender.
  • gender = the state of being male or female
  • Facebook has over 50 choices that can be selected as gender.
  • gender = the state of being male, female, or in any of many trans categories
  • It's that whole 'play like a girl' mind-set the male gender uses to belittle women, when we have as much athleticism as they do.
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
  • gender = sexual group
  • "What gender is it?" Lily asked.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • gender = male or female
  • We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender, and other discrimination.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • My sisters are not venomous, but whether that's due to gender or a random chance... who knows?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • One is not "gender-specific," as they say these days (psychoactive substance abuse).
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • "Gender transition," Grant said.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Gage being drafted to make breakfast today is an example of the basics in non-gender-specific teamwork.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • If you term it as gender.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • I wasn't prepared for gender obsessions, race and class complexities, or the new-to-me idea that war and male leadership were part of human nature.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Their line these days is that great art transcends gender.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • "Don't get so hung up on gender roles," Eleanor said.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Perhaps his exalted appreciation of the merits of the old girl causes him usually to make the noun-substantive "goodness" of the feminine gender.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Not to know or care about them was a betrayal of fundamental principles, a betrayal of gender, of species.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • I can change the voice's gender or accent or whatever.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • It's so exclusive it has no gender.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • After one of my exhibitions Lois would try to discipline me by withholding the sweets of her gender.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men

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