"gender" in the noun sense
1. gender, grammatical gender
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
2. sex, gender, sexuality
the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
"she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
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