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Common gender


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Common gender (Gram) the gender comprising words that may be of either the masculine or the feminine gender.
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In literature:

For in general all compound things are common to either gender.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
Common gender, 15, B, N. 1.
"New Latin Grammar" by Charles E. Bennett
They are then said to be of COMMON GENDER.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
It is commonly an adjective, and therefore agrees with the generic name in case, gender, etc.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
Generally, however, it is confined to the neuter gender; in which it is common to both numbers.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
But no trace of gender has yet been observed in common nouns or adjectives.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
The plural is of common gender throughout.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

A love story featuring a transgendered person and Hindu boy, " Common Gender " is a box office triumph in Bangladesh.
Bangladeshi men look at a poster advertising the film ' Common Gender ' at a movie theatre in Dhaka on July 6, 2012.
What makes brilliant people become concerned--to the point of paralysis--about simple common sense issues, just because they involve race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, religion or physical ability.
Common sense reform could restore the original intent of the law and do away with gender quotas.
Gender-bending in literature is more than a common convention.
Many of the findings reflect gender differences and back up common stereotypes about male and female sexuality.
A love story featuring a transgendered person and Hindu boy, "Common Gender" is a box office triumph in Bangladesh.
Bangladeshi men look at a poster advertising the film 'Common Gender' at a movie theatre in Dhaka on July 6, 2012.
What's most remarkable about the British sleuths whose cases arrive Tuesday on DVD is how much they have in common despite differences in era and gender.
Standardized data elements that are common to all clinical trials, such as age and gender, have been established using CDISC terminology.
This is becoming increasingly common for couples with two or three children of the same gender.
Or, what do embarrassing your kids, coming out as the other gender, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald and formula have in common.

In science:

G Gender: masculine, neuter, common gender (“UTR” in the tagset). N Number: singular, plural. D Definiteness: definite, indefinite. C Case: nominative, genitive.
Tagset Design and Inflected Languages
The most common pattern was for a larger tagset to give higher accuracy, but there were notable exceptions in French (where gender marking was the key factor), in Swedish unknown words (which show the reverse trend) and in English unknown words (which show no very clear trend at all).
Tagset Design and Inflected Languages
People who communicate are more likely to share common characteristics, including age, location, language, and they are less likely to be of the same gender.
Planetary-Scale Views on an Instant-Messaging Network
Schnipke (1995) studied gender differences relative to effort; she found that rapid-guessing behavior was common among male examinees on an analytical test.
Test item response time and the response likelihood