A classification of nouns, primarily according to sex; and secondarily according to some fancied or imputed quality associated with sex.
The social characteristics associated with biological femaleness or maleness in any particular society; a set of social arrangements, patterns, structures, and institutions designed to produce and reinforce social differences between men and women.
Referring to the sex of an individual (male or female).
Significance of being male or female. (229)
A family of metallophones found in Java and Bali usually consisting of bronze keys suspended over bamboo tube resonators; played with two light mallets with a round disk of wood at the end in Bali and with padded mallets in Javanese gamelan; the gender instruments within a Balinese ensemble are purposely made in pairs that are slightly “out of tune” to create acoustical or “shimmering” beats that create the characteristic Balinese gamelan sound.
(gen-der') Metallophone of Java and Bali, with thin bronze bars suspended on cords in a carved wooden frame, usually above tubular resonators. The resonators are tuned in unison with their respective bars. They are played with mushroom-shaped beaters held loosely between forefinger and middle finger;
Grouping of plant species which share similar morphologic characteristics and, therefore, are related.