Definition of gender identity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


gender identity

BrE BrE//ˈdʒendər aɪdentəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒendər aɪdentəti//
[countable, uncountable]
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the way somebody considers their own gender (1) (= whether they are male or female), which may be different from the gender (1) they were given when they were born Different influences may help shape a child's gender identity. There were calls to ban discrimination based on gender identity.