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Sex vs. Gender

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Sexnoun

(countable) A category into which sexually-reproducing organisms are divided on the basis of their reproductive roles in their species.

‘The effect of the medication is dependent upon age, sex, and other factors.’;

Gendernoun

Grammatical gender.

Sexnoun

(countable) Another category, especially of humans and especially based on sexuality or gender roles.

Gendernoun

(grammar) A division of nouns and pronouns (and sometimes of other parts of speech) into masculine or feminine, and sometimes other categories like neuter or common.

Sexnoun

(countable) The members of such a category, taken collectively.

Gendernoun

(grammar) Any division of nouns and pronouns (and sometimes of other parts of speech), such as masculine / feminine / neuter, or animate / inanimate.

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Sexnoun

(uncountable) The distinction and relation between these categories, especially in humans; gender.

Gendernoun

(grammar) lang=en

Sexnoun

Women; the human female sex and those who belong to it.

Gendernoun

(obsolete) Class; kind.

Sexnoun

(uncountable) Sexual activity, usually sexual intercourse unless preceded by a modifier.

Gendernoun

Sex a category such as "male" or "female" into which sexually-reproducing organisms are divided on the basis of their reproductive roles in their species.

‘the gene is activated in both genders’; ‘The effect of the medication is dependent upon age, gender, and other factors.’;

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Sexnoun

Genitalia: a penis or vagina.

Gendernoun

(sociology) Identification as a man, a woman, or something else, and association with a (social) role or set of behavioral and cultural traits, clothing, etc; a category to which a person belongs on this basis. Compare gender role, gender identity.

Sexnoun

(obsolete) lang=en.

Gendernoun

(hardware) The quality which distinguishes connectors, which may be male (fitting into another connector) and female (having another connector fit into it), or genderless/androgynous (capable of fitting together with another connector of the same type).

Sexverb

To determine the sex of an animal.

Genderverb

(sociology) To assign a gender to (a person); to perceive as having a gender; to address using terms (pronouns, nouns, adjectives...) that express a certain gender.

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Sexverb

To have sex with.

Genderverb

(sociology) To perceive (a thing) as having characteristics associated with a certain gender, or as having been authored by someone of a certain gender.

Sexnoun

The distinguishing peculiarity of male or female in both animals and plants; the physical difference between male and female; the assemblage of properties or qualities by which male is distinguished from female.

Genderverb

(archaic) To engender.

Sexnoun

One of the two divisions of organic beings formed on the distinction of male and female.

Genderverb

To breed.

Sexnoun

The capability in plants of fertilizing or of being fertilized; as, staminate and pistillate flowers are of opposite sexes.

Gendernoun

Kind; sort.

Sexnoun

activities associated with sexual intercourse;

‘they had sex in the back seat’;

Gendernoun

Sex, male or female.

Sexnoun

either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided;

‘the war between the sexes’;

Gendernoun

A classification of nouns, primarily according to sex; and secondarily according to some fancied or imputed quality associated with sex.

‘Gender is a grammatical distinction and applies to words only. Sex is natural distinction and applies to living objects.’;

Sexnoun

all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses;

‘he wanted a better sex life’; ‘the film contained no sex or violence’;

Genderverb

To beget; to engender.

Sexnoun

the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles;

‘she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus’;

Genderverb

To copulate; to breed.

Sexverb

stimulate sexually;

‘This movie usually arouses the male audience’;

Gendernoun

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

Sexverb

tell the sex (of young chickens)

Gendernoun

the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles;

‘she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus’;

Sexnoun

(chiefly with reference to people) sexual activity, including specifically sexual intercourse

‘I didn't want to have sex with him’; ‘they enjoyed talking about sex’;

Gendernoun

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

‘someone of the opposite gender’; ‘everyone always asks which gender I identify as’; ‘a condition that affects people of both genders’;

Sexnoun

a person's genitals.

Gendernoun

members of a particular gender considered as a group

‘social interaction between the genders’; ‘encouraging women and girls to join fields traditionally dominated by the male gender’;

Sexnoun

either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and most other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions

‘adults of both sexes’;

Gendernoun

the fact or condition of belonging to or identifying with a particular gender

‘I'm a strong believer that gender is fluid’; ‘traditional concepts of gender’; ‘video ads will target users based only on age and gender’;

Sexnoun

the members of either sex considered as a group

‘she was well known for her efforts to improve the social condition of her sex’;

Gendernoun

(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.

Sexnoun

the fact of belonging to either the male or female sex

‘the same allowances for childcare should be available to all single parents irrespective of sex’; ‘the fish were separated by sex and held in storage tanks’;

Gendernoun

the property (in nouns and related words) of belonging to a grammatical gender

‘determiners and adjectives usually agree with the noun in gender and number’;

Sexverb

determine the sex of

‘each bird would need to be individually sexed’;

Gender

Gender is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, femininity and masculinity. Depending on the context, these characteristics may include biological sex, sex-based social structures (i.e., gender roles), or gender identity.

Sexverb

present something in a more interesting or lively way.

Sexverb

arouse or attempt to arouse someone sexually.

Sex

Sex is a trait that determines an individual's reproductive function, male or female, in animals and plants that propagate their species through sexual reproduction. The type of gametes produced by an organism defines its sex.

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