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Gender stands for:


  • a classification of gametes (sex cells)
  • Female sex , in bisexual reproduction the one that provides the egg cells
  • Male sex , in bisexual reproduction the one that provides the sperm cells
  • various other classifications of living beings based on characteristics such as chromosomes, hormones, gonads, genitals, see sex determination
  • biological sex of humans , see human gender differences
  • Sex organ , the primary sexual characteristic

Social sciences:

  • Gender , social gender, describes a person in society and culture
  • Gender identity , gender-related aspects of human identity
  • Gender (genealogy) , a very large and old family, descending from a common ancestor


  • Genus , grammatical gender as the classification of nouns
  • Sexus (language) , the natural sex of the living beings indicated by the words


  • Gender (area) , the number of "holes" in an area in the topology
  • a classification in number theory of quadratic forms, see gender theory


Gender is the family name of the following people:

  • Roman sex (* 1961), German-Polish soccer player

See also:

Wiktionary: Gender  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations