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gender identity

Definition of Gender Identity

(noun) An individual’s self-perception of their gender.

Example of Gender Identity

  • An individual can identify as female or male based on the binary of feminine or masculine gender roles.

Gender Identity Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: gen·der i·den·ti·ty

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈʤɛndər aɪˈdɛntəti/
  • British English – /ˈʤɛndər aɪˈdɛntɪti/

Usage Note

  • Plural: gender identities

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Cite the Definition of Gender Identity

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “gender identity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/gender-identity/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

gender identity. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/gender-identity/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “gender identity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/gender-identity/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“gender identity.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 17 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/gender-identity/>.