gender

gender
gen|der [ˈdʒendə US -ər] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: gendre, from Latin genus; GENUS]
1.) [U and C]
the fact of being 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
gender biases in books
toys that do not reinforce gender stereotypes
a science fiction story dealing with gender issues
2.)
males or females, considered as a group
differences between the genders
3.)
a) [U]
the system in some languages of marking words such as nouns, adjectives, and ↑pronouns as being ↑masculine, ↑feminine, or ↑neuter
b)
a group such as ↑feminine into which words are divided in this system
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
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)
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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