[[File:HeteroSym-pinkblue.svg|thumb|The gender symbols often used to represent a female (left) or male (right)]]
'''Gender''' means 'type'. It is a word commonly used for a person's [[sex]] (male or female). When people use the word gender in this way, it is often because ''sex'' has many other meanings, making it easy to misunderstand.
In [[social science]]s, there is a difference between 'sex' and 'gender':
*The word 'sex' describes someone's body. It says whether someone is ''physically'' [[male]] or [[female]].
*The word 'gender' describes someone's personality or character. It says if someone ''feels or acts'' more like a female (''feminine'') or more like a male (''masculine'').
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