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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


  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. Mara Keisling:

    One would hope that transgender people would support philosophies that are helpful and not harmful to trans people.

  2. Rachel Hoff:

    After the Pence announcement, I think the question is - is Trump really moderate on gay rights issues? It seems more likely his rhetoric has been a smoke screen, there's no substance behind it. By picking Pence, Trump is signaling his administration may not be any friendlier to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community.

  3. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee:

    We are standing united as San Franciscans to condemn North Carolina’s new discriminatory law that turns back the clock on protecting the rights of all Americans including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, effective immediately, I am directing City Departments under my authority to bar any publicly-funded City employee travel to the State of North Carolina that is not absolutely essential to public health and safety.

  4. Grey Schoolcraft:

    I wanted the transgender flag in there because I still feel that going from whatever you are originally to nonbinary is also a transition and it doesn't just have to be straight female to male.

  5. Richard Budgett:

    To put it in a nutshell, the IOC had a scientific consensus back in 2015, there are no IOC rules or regulations around transgender participation. That depends on each international federation. So Laurel Hubbard is a woman, and is competing under the rules of her federation, and we have to pay tribute to her courage and tenacity in actually competing and qualifying for The Olympic Games.

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