Etymology: From < (term, gendre)/(term, genre) < (term, genus, , kind, sort), from (proto, Indo-European, gen-, "to produce", gon-, "to beget", gn-, "to be born").
- (obsolete) A division between classes or kinds. E.g., the common gender. (rfex, but other senses wouldn"t be bad too)
- differences between men and women, suggesting but not necessitating reference to sex
- (sociology) gender role; culture specific behaviour norms, normally but not necessarily, associated with one"s sex; condition of adopting such a gender role.
- (grammar) A division of nouns and pronouns (and sometimes of other parts of speech), such as masculine, feminine, neuter or common.
- (context, casually, to avoid confusion with "sex" in the sense of "sexual relations") The sex of individuals (male or female).
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