What does Transgender mean?

Definitions for Transgender
trænsˈdʒɛn dər, trænz-trans·gen·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transgender, transgenderedadjective

    involving a partial or full reversal of gender


  1. transgendernoun


  2. transgendernoun

    A transgender person.

  3. transgenderverb

    To change the gender of; to change the sex of.

  4. transgenderadjective

    Having changed gender identity from male to female, or from female to male.

  5. transgenderadjective

    Not identifying with culturally conventional gender roles and categories of male or female; having changed gender identity from male to female or female to male, or identifying with elements of both, or having some other gender identity.


  1. Transgender

    A transgender person (often abbreviated to trans person) is someone whose gender identity or gender expression does not correspond with their sex assigned at birth. Many transgender people experience dysphoria, which they seek to alleviate through transitioning, often adopting a different name and set of pronouns in the process. Additionally, they may undergo sex reassignment therapies such as hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery to more closely align their primary and secondary sex characteristics with their gender identity. Not all transgender people desire these treatments, however, and others may be unable to access them for financial or medical reasons. Those who do desire to medically transition to another sex may identify as transsexual.Transgender is an umbrella term. In addition to trans men and trans women, it may also include people who are non-binary or genderqueer. Other definitions of transgender also include people who belong to a third gender, or else conceptualize transgender people as a third gender, and the term may be defined very broadly to include cross-dressers.Gender identity is distinct from sexual orientation, and transgender people may be of any sexual orientation. The opposite of transgender is cisgender, which describes people whose gender identity matches their assigned sex.Statistics on the number of transgender people vary widely, in part due to differing definitions of transgender. Some countries, such as Canada, collect census data on transgender people. Transgender identity is generally found in less than 1% of the worldwide population, with figures ranging from <0.1% to 0.6%.Many transgender people face discrimination in the workplace, in accessing public accommodations, and in healthcare. In many places, they are not legally protected from discrimination.


  1. transgender

    Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe individuals whose gender identity differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. This can include people who identify as male or female, as well as those who fall outside of these binary categories, such as those identifying as non-binary, genderqueer, or another term that reflects their personal understanding of their gender identity. It's important to note that being transgender is about self-identity and not about physical appearance or surgical procedures.


  1. Transgender

    Transgender is a general term applied to a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies to vary from culturally conventional gender roles. Transgender is the state of one's gender identity not matching one's assigned sex. Transgender does not imply any specific form of sexual orientation; transgender people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, or asexual; some may consider conventional sexual orientation labels inadequate or inapplicable to them. The precise definition for transgender remains in flux, but includes: ⁕"Of, relating to, or designating a person whose identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender roles, but combines or moves between these." ⁕"People who were assigned a sex, usually at birth and based on their genitals, but who feel that this is a false or incomplete description of themselves." ⁕"Non-identification with, or non-presentation as, the sex one was assigned at birth." A transgender individual may have characteristics that are normally associated with a particular gender, identify elsewhere on the traditional gender continuum, or exist outside of it as other, agender, genderqueer, or third gender. Transgender people may also identify as bigender, or along several places on either the traditional transgender continuum, or the more encompassing continuums which have been developed in response to the significantly more detailed studies done in recent years. Furthermore, many transgender people go through a period of identity development, marked by increases in understanding of one's self-image, self-reflection, and self-expression. More specifically, the degree to which individuals feel genuine, authentic, and comfortable within their external appearance and accept their genuine identity is referred to as transgender congruence.

Editors Contribution

  1. transgender

    A person (either male or female), who desires to become the person that they most identify with, psychologically & spiritually.

    Transgender is a term best not used unless the person tells you it is okay to use it on them.

    Submitted by JP03 on May 28, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Transgender in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Transgender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Transgender in a Sentence

  1. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi:

    The high majority of municipal jails and prisons in this country make invisible, suppress or isolate inmates who are transgender, since the transgender population is marginalized on the streets of America, consider how that marginalization is magnified inside prisons and jails.

  2. Denis McDonough:

    We are taking the first necessary steps to expand VA's care to include gender confirmation surgery -- thereby allowing transgender vets to go through the full gender confirmation process with VA at their side.

  3. Anitha Shenoy:

    Anything for [ transgender people's ] betterment can't be one step forward and three steps backwards.

  4. Ricardo Lara:

    People in my district are genuinely scared -- scared that they are going to lose their health care, scared that their mom or dad might be deported, we have transgender children who are scared now about who they are and questioning that. Democrats in general, now, it's time for us not only to present alternatives, but be unequivocal and unapologetic about who we are. If we don't do that now, when? This is a moment that will define us as a party and we need to fight.

  5. Emily Bridges:

    In that time, I have provided both British Cycling and The UCI with medical evidence that I meet the eligibility criteria for transgender female cyclists, including that my testosterone limit has been far below the limit prescribed by the regulations for the last 12 months.

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