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- 1. gender, grammatical gender, grammatical category, syntactic category
- usage: 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
- 2. sex, gender, sexuality, physiological property
- usage: the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
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See also: gender (Dictionary)