grammatical gender

Definitions of grammatical gender
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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

Synonyms:
gender
Types:
feminine
a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female
masculine
a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male
neuter
a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects (neither masculine nor feminine)
Type of:
grammatical category, syntactic category
(grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties

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