gender gender  /ˈdʒɛn dər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) 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. (n) the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles

Usage(s):

  1. The gender gap is biggest in Austria, where just 9% of researchers are female, and Germany, where the figure is 9.
  2. Santhi Soundarajan has a message for Caster Semenya, the South African track star whose gender has sparked an international athletics row:.
  3. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines is one of a handful of female heads of state helping close the gender gap worldwide It's not just about equality anymore.

News

  1. Norway votes overwhelmingly to adopt gender-neutral armed forces draft

    OSLO, Norway, June 16 (UPI) -- Norway's Parliament voted overwhelmingly to install a policy of gender-neutral armed forces conscription, Norway's defense minister announced.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Norway to introduce gender neutral conscription

    Mandatory military service in Norway should in future be extended to all citizens, regardless of gender, according to a resolution backed by a broad majority in the country's parliament Friday.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

  3. Gender pay gap

    Give money to needy, not greedy Thanks to Jerry Large for his insightful column on the gender pay gap and its causes [“Wider look at gender pay gap,” NWMonday, June 10]. I agree that a lot of the problem boils down to the lack of affordable, high-quality child care and lack of paid mater
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

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Quotes

  1. So when Sotomayor says things like this -- "I simply do not know exactly what that difference will be in my judging. But I accept there will be some based on my gender and my Latina heritage" -- it's very easy to label her an scourge of identity...
    on May 27, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: Atlantic Online

  2. Sessions said he would not support a nominee "who believes it is acceptable for a judge to allow their personal background, gender, prejudices to sway their decision in favor of, or against, parties before the court."
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Jeff Sessions Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "As far as I can tell, neither Senator Obama nor Hillary have lost votes because of their race or gender. They are getting votes, to be sure, because of their race or gender - that's why people tell me Hillary doesn't have a chance of winning...
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Bill Clinton Source: Forbes

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ambivalent ambivalent
/æm ˈbɪ və lənt /