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gender  


      n  
1    a set of two or more grammatical categories into which the nouns of certain languages are divided, sometimes but not necessarily corresponding to the sex of the referent when animate  
   See also       natural gender  
2    any of the categories, such as masculine, feminine, neuter, or common, within such a set  
3    Informal   the state of being male, female, or neuter  
4    Informal   all the members of one sex  
the female gender     
     (C14: from Old French gendre, from Latin genus kind)  
  genderless      adj  


gender-bender  
      n  
Informal   a person who adopts an androgynous style of dress, hair, make-up, etc.  
natural gender  
      n   grammatical gender that reflects, as in English, the sex or animacy of the referent of a noun rather than the form or any other feature of the word  
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