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grammatical gender

Definitions of grammatical gender
  1. noun
    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
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    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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