Transgender meaning

trăns-jĕndər, trănz-
Of or being a person whose gender identity does not correspond to that traditionally associated with the anatomical sex the person had at birth: the term is sometimes specif. used of individuals undergoing surgery, hormone injections, etc. to modify their anatomical sex.
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One who is transgender.
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Relating to or being a person whose gender identity does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth.
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(broadly, of a person) Not identifying with culturally conventional gender roles and categories of male or female; having changed gender identity from male to female or female to male, or identifying with elements of both, or having some other gender identity. (Compare transsexual, transvestite and genderqueer.)
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(now rare) Transgenderism; the state of being transgender. (Compare transsex.)
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(sometimes considered offensive) A transgender person.
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To change the gender of; (used loosely) to change the sex of. (Compare transsex.)
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The definition of transgender is an umbrella term describing when a person's gender identity is different than what society expects based on the person's sex assigned at birth.

A man who believes he should have been born a woman is an example of someone who would be described as transgender.

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Identifying as or having undergone medical treatment to become a member of the opposite sex.
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Of or relating to transgender people.
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One who is transgender. ( Transgender is properly used as an adjective. Its use as a noun is offensive; phrases such as a transgender person or a person who is transgender are preferable.)
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(narrowly, of a person) Having changed gender identity from male to female, or from female to male. (Compare transsexual.)
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Origin of transgender

  • From trans- +"Ž gender.

    From Wiktionary