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What is the definition of "gender discrimination"?

The unfair treatment of a person based on his or her gender.

Discrimination based on gender, especially discrimination against women.

2. Attitudes, conditions, or behaviors that promote stereotyping of social roles
based on gender.
Nou 1 gender role - the overt expression of attitudes that indicate to others the
. degree of your maleness or femaleness; "your gender role is the public
expression of your gender identity"
role - normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting;
"what is your role on the team?"
Definition of PREFERENCE
a : the act of preferring : the state of being preferred
b : the power or opportunity of choosing
: one that is preferred
: the act, fact, or principle of giving advantages to some over others
: priority in the right to demand and receive satisfaction of an obligation
: orientation 2b <sexual preference>
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/prfrns/ noun

plural preferencences
1 : a feeling of liking or wanting one person or thing more than another person or
thing [count] Car buyers have recently shown a growing/strong preference for
smaller vehicles. When it comes to music, everyone has their
own preferences. [noncount] Some people like small cars and some people like
big cars. It's a matter of personal preference. She listed her favorite restaurants in
order of preference. He has tried not to show preference in giving out jobs.
2 [noncount] : an advantage that is given to some people or things and not to
The policy of the school is to give preference to minority candidates.
3 [count] : something that is liked or wanted more than another thing : something
that is preferred
We could drive to New York, but my (personal) preference is to go by train. [=I
would prefer to go by train] We could go to an Italian or Chinese restaurant
tonight. What's your preference? Either one is fine. I don't have a preference.
4 : the sexual feelings that a person has : a person's identity as homosexual,
bisexual, or heterosexual [count] people with different
(sexual) preferences [=orientations] [noncount] The company claims it does not
discriminate on the basis of sexual preference.
in preference to
: instead of (something or someone) : rather than (something or someone)
They chose her in preference to me.
: the inclination of an individual with respect to heterosexual, homosexual, and
bisexual behavior
Definition of GENDER
: sex 1
: the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex
Definition of GENDER

a : a subclass within a grammatical class (as noun, pronoun, adjective, or verb) of a

language that is partly arbitrary but also partly based on distinguishable
characteristics (as shape, social rank, manner of existence, or sex) and that
determines agreement with and selection of other words or grammatical forms
b : membership of a word or a grammatical form in such a subclass
c : an inflectional form showing membership in such a subclass
a : sex <the feminine gender>
b : the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex

sexual orientation
The direction of one's sexual interest toward members of the same, opposite, or
both sexes, especially a direction seen to be dictated by physiologic rather than
sociologic forces. Replaces sexual preference in most contemporary uses.
gender (j n d r)
1. The sex of an individual, male or female, based on reproductive anatomy.
2. Sexual identity, especially in relation to society or culture