What does gender identity mean?

Definitions for gender identity

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gender identity(noun)

    your identity as it is experienced with regard to your individuality as male or female; awareness normally begin in infancy and is reinforced during adolescence


  1. gender identity(Noun)

    A person's sense of self as a member of a particular gender.


  1. Gender identity

    Gender identity is a person's private sense of, and subjective experience of, their own gender. This is generally described as one's private sense of being a man or a woman, consisting primarily of the acceptance of membership into a category of people: male or female. All societies have a set of gender categories that can serve as the basis of the formation of a social identity in relation to other members of society. In most societies, there is a basic division between gender attributes assigned to males and females. In all societies, however, some individuals do not identify with some of the aspects of gender that are assigned to their biological sex. In most Western societies, there exists a gender binary, a social dichotomy that enforces conformance to the ideals of masculinity and femininity in all aspects of gender and sex - gender identity, gender expression and biological sex. Some societies have so-called third gender categories that can be used as a basis for a gender identity by people who are uncomfortable with the gender that is usually associated with their sex; in other societies, membership of any of the gender categories is open to people regardless of their sex.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Gender Identity

    A person's concept of self as being male and masculine or female and feminine, or ambivalent, based in part on physical characteristics, parental responses, and psychological and social pressures. It is the internal experience of gender role.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gender identity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gender identity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Commissioner Sunila Thomas George:

    You would want to make sure that people are treated with regard to their gender identity and treated fairly and equitably.

  2. John Thomas:

    An easy example is employment, in most states there is no prohibition against discriminating against people based on gender identity.

  3. Paisley Currah:

    Gender identity is a pretty new term for a lot of people so having effectively an even split on the bathroom question is a very good result, i was pleasantly surprised.

  4. Girl Scouts of Western Washington:

    Girl Scouts empowers EVERY girl - regardless of her race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or geographic location - to achieve her dreams.

  5. Jenn Oxborrow:

    We're a state that has such a high rate of teen suicide and so many issues in regards to gender identity can cause depression for teenagers. I was really sad once I thought about it.

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Translations for gender identity

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • GeschlechtsidentitätGerman
  • sukupuoli-identiteettiFinnish
  • identité sexuelleFrench
  • 性同一性, ジェンダー同一性, ジェンダー・アイデンティティJapanese
  • гендерная идентичностьRussian

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