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gender

n.

1. the condition of being male, female, or neuter. In a human context, the distinction between gender and sex reflects the usage of these terms: Sex usually refers to the biological aspects of maleness or femaleness, whereas gender implies the psychological, behavioral, social, and cultural aspects of being male or female (i.e., masculinity or femininity).

2. in linguistics, a grammatical category in inflected languages that governs the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives.

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