Definition of gender-neutral in English:

gender-neutral

Syllabification: gen·der-neu·tral

adjective

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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  • What resulted were gender-neutral policies that furthered women's interests and improved their status.
  • Longer hair, gender-neutral clothing, and feminine mannerisms would cause it to happen more and more often.
  • Peace, prosperity, democracy, environmental conservation and the elimination of racism and ethnocentrism are all overtly gender-neutral ideals, but each of them is also a distinctively women's issue.
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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  • People from inside and outside city hall are pushing to change the term "alderman," which is currently used to describe elected municipal representatives, to the gender-neutral "councillor."
  • Older and more conservative users of the language often claim this is gender-neutral: that it will be understood to include the feminine gender as well as the masculine.
  • Plus, of course, "it" is specifically neuter, while "ze", "hir", "per", "s/he" etc are specifically gender-neutral.

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