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Noun: gender  jen-du(r)
  1. 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
    - grammatical gender
     
  2. The properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
    "she didn't want to know the gender of the foetus";
    - sex, sexuality

Derived forms: genders

See also: androgynous, asexual, female, male, nonsexual, sexual

Type of: grammatical category, physiological property, syntactic category

Encyclopedia: Gender, Institutions and Development Database