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Etymology

From Middle English < Middle French gendre/genre < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] genus (kind, sort), from Proto-Indo-European *gen- ("to produce"), *gon- ("to beget"), *gn- ("to be born").

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
gender

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) A division between classes or kinds. E.g., the common gender.
  2. differences between men and women, suggesting but not necessitating reference to sex
  3. (sociology) gender role; culture specific behaviour norms, normally but not necessarily, associated with one’s sex; condition of adopting such a gender role.
  4. (grammar) A division of nouns and pronouns (and sometimes of other parts of speech), such as masculine, feminine, neuter or common.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The sex of individuals (male or female).

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Verb

Infinitive
to gender

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to gender (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to engender

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