from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Free of explicit or implicit reference to gender or sex, as is the term police officer (instead of policewoman or policeman) or the term crewed (instead of manned).
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- adj. Applicable or available to either gender (to both males and females).
- adj. Not indicating or restricted by gender, and thus applicable or available to those of any gender and to those of no gender.
- adj. In languages where words are assigned to one gender or another, lacking such an assignment.
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*** Gigot: Well, it's a growing trend on college campuses across the country, so-called gender-neutral housing.
One last consideration is how easy it is to get a gender-neutral version of the word.
Just as the ability of the word man to be gender-neutral varies from context to context, so too does the neutrality of the morpheme man vary from word to word.
More National Anthems The Canadian government considered a gender-neutral substitute for the line "True patriot love in all thy sons command," but public hostility to the change was ferocious.
Canada's government, seeking to promote equal rights for women, said last March it was considering a gender-neutral substitute for the "O Canada" lyric that goes, "true patriot love in all thy sons command."
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But couldn't the Republicans have used the word "watchdog," which is the standard term, or at least found some other gender-neutral expression?
"I see nothing wrong with sets being targeted to girls, and the parents who are so outraged by the issue seem to be blind to the fact that no matter how hard we try to push gender-neutral things on our kids, they eventually get drawn to 'girl' and 'boy' toys," she said.
Many scholars, including Douglas Moo, chairman of the Committee on Bible Translation that produced the new NIV, understand the original Greek and Hebrew texts to be more gender-neutral in their original meaning.
And Salem was the only gender-neutral name I liked, of the list.