Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Discrimination based on gender, especially discrimination against women.
  • n. Attitudes, conditions, or behaviors that promote stereotyping of social roles based on gender.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The belief that people of one sex or gender are inherently superior to people of the other sex or gender.
  • n. Unfair treatment or discrimination based on a difference of sex or gender.
  • n. Disadvantage or unequal opportunity arising from the cultural dominance of one gender over the other.
  • n. Promotion or expectation or assumption of people to behave in accordance with or deviate from a gender role.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex

Etymologies

sex +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

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