Adjective "gender" definition and examples

(Gender may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒɛndə/

Definitions and examples

noun

Either of the two sexes (male and female), especially when considered with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones. The term is also used more broadly to denote a range of identities that do not correspond to established ideas of male and female.
  1. 'someone of the opposite gender'
  2. 'social interaction between the genders'
  3. 'Not only do they exist, they ensure their equality with men while recognizing the differences between both genders.'
  4. 'Also, there are differences between the genders that aren't all sociological.'
  5. 'Additionally, there were no differences between genders in weekday or weekend physical activity.'
  6. 'You introduced the idea that there is a difference between the genders, which is intuitive.'
  7. 'There is little difference between the two genders in terms of fitness as a reason.'
  8. 'Identity differences between genders has been examined using both interview and questionnaire methods.'
  9. 'Women are also more at risk of poverty than men, although this is reversed when unemployed or retired members of both genders are compared.'
  10. 'This would allow the genders to see the other's perspective and would encourage understanding.'
  11. 'We were finally starting to understand differences in the genders.'
  12. 'For older women and men, the overall rates drop, but the difference between genders appears to grow.'
  13. 'video ads will target users based only on age and gender'
  14. 'I'm a strong believer that gender is fluid'
  15. 'The latter is essentially a biological description, whereas gender is a social construct.'
  16. 'The parents were instructed to unequivocally nurture his female gender role.'
  17. 'A whole set of other factors clustered around gender roles pertain to female singers.'
  18. 'The group has been consistently focussing on its three major concerns of gender, culture and social activism.'
  19. 'A major focus of the book is on using theories from social psychology to explain gender differences.'
  20. 'So one might expect to see some feminisation of the basic male gender behaviour in play.'
  21. 'As more women survive into old age, the role of gender differences among older adults will become more important.'
  22. 'The construction of male and female gender roles was masculinist in nature.'
  23. 'Nothing influences the experience of law more than the culture of gender roles in society.'
  24. 'The study of biologically based gender differences is in the stumbling steps of infancy.'
(in languages such as Latin, French, and German) each of the classes (typically masculine, feminine, common, neuter) of nouns and pronouns distinguished by the different inflections which they have and which they require in words syntactically associated with them. Grammatical gender is only very loosely associated with natural distinctions of sex.
  1. 'Modern English has also lost its system of classifying nouns into three grammatical genders, as still occurs in German.'
  2. 'Most languages have a gender for nouns; in French, a pencil is male, and a pen is female.'
  3. 'determiners and adjectives usually agree with the noun in gender and number'
  4. 'Nouns are marked for gender, number, and case as well as for definite and indefinite forms.'

More definitions

1. either the male or female division of a species, especially as differentiated by social and cultural roles and behavior: the feminine gender. Compare sex (def 1).

2. a similar category of human beings that is outside the male/female binary classification and is based on the individual's personal awareness or identity.See also third gender.

3. Grammar. (in many languages) a set of classes that together include all nouns, membership in a particular class being shown by the fo

More examples(as adjective)

"preferences can be gender."

"issues can be gender."

"transgressions can be gender."

"representations can be gender."

"quotas can be gender."

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Origin

(gender)Late Middle English: from Old French gendre (modern genre), based on Latin genus ‘birth, family, nation’. The earliest meanings were ‘kind, sort, genus’ and ‘type or class of noun, etc.’ (which was also a sense of Latin genus).