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Definitions and Synonyms of gender | Another word for gender | What is gender?

Definition 1: the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where gender or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus

Synonyms for gender in the sense of this definition

(gender is a kind of ...) a property having to do with the functioning of the body

(... is a kind of gender ) the properties characteristic of the male sex

(... is a kind of gender ) showing characteristics of both sexes

(... is a kind of gender ) the properties characteristic of the female sex

(... are attributes of gender) being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation

"a male infant" "a male holly tree"

(... are attributes of gender) being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop

"a female heir" "female holly trees bear the berries"

(... are attributes of gender) having both male and female characteristics

(... are attributes of gender) having or involving sex

"sexual reproduction" "sexual spores"

(... are attributes of gender) not having or involving sex

"an asexual spore" "asexual reproduction"

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for gender in the sense of this definition

(gender is a kind of ...) (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties

(... is a kind of gender ) a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female

(... is a kind of gender ) a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male

(... is a kind of gender ) a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects (neither masculine nor feminine)

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