Definition of gender-neutral in English:

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1Suitable for, applicable to, or common to both male and female genders: gender-neutral games and toys the assessment criteria are gender-neutral
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  • I am writing in response to your recent story about proposed gender-neutral washrooms for transgendered people.
  • He suggested the use of the gender-neutral disabled facilities.
  • Schools can easily point to a gender-neutral factor, like revenue-generation or experience playing the sport, to justify pay disparities.
1.1Denoting a word or expression that cannot be taken to refer to one gender only: gender-neutral terms like flight attendant, firefighter, and police officer
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  • Even Smith College, the nation's largest liberal arts college for women. has moved toward more gender-neutral language.
  • Unfortunately, English just isn't well suited to gender-inclusive and gender-neutral phrasing.
  • Guys, as a gender-neutral term, may ease out mate.

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Syllabification: gen·der-neu·tral

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