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Princeton's WordNet

  1. androgyny, hermaphroditism, bisexualitynoun

    showing characteristics of both sexes


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  2. androgynynoun

    A state of having traits of both genders

  3. androgynynoun

    A state of appearing to be neither feminine nor masculine


  1. Androgyny

    Androgyny is a 2001 hybrid rock/pop/funk song released by alternative rock group Garbage as the lead single from their third studio album, Beautiful Garbage. Released worldwide in September 2001, "Androgyny" represented a shift in the group's style, overtly embracing current music elements into their repertoire. While a moderate success in many markets across the globe, such as in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, promotion for "Androgyny" and its parent album were put on hold in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The mixed reaction from both critics and Garbage's fanbase to "Androgyny" also contributed to its underperformance on Garbage's home markets of the United Kingdom, where "Androgyny" stalled outside the top twenty, and in United States, where it failed to register on any Billboard charts.


  1. androgyny

    Androgyny is a term used to describe the blending or combination of both masculine and feminine characteristics. It can refer to a person's gender identity, physical appearance, or behavior. This might include physical traits such as clothing or hairstyle, psychological attributes such as emotional expressiveness or assertiveness, or a combination of both. The term can be applied to various aspects of social, personal, and cultural life. It is also used in the context of sexuality to refer to those who do not fit into the traditional binary gender roles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Androgynynoun

    alt. of Androgynism


  1. Androgyny

    Androgyny is a term derived from the Greek words ανήρ, stem ανδρ- and γυνή, referring to the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics. Sexual ambiguity may be found in fashion, gender identity, sexual identity, or sexual lifestyle. It could also refer to biological intersex physicality, especially with regards to plant and human sexuality.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of androgyny in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of androgyny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of androgyny in a Sentence

  1. Silvano Vinceti:

    We have used all the paintings in which Leonardo used Salai as a model and compared them to the 'Mona Lisa' and certain details correspond perfectly; so he used two models and added creative details which came from his own imagination, i believe that this goes with a long-time fascination of Leonardo's, that is, the subject of androgyny. In other words, for Leonardo, the perfect person was a combination of a man and a woman.

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