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masculine

[′mas·kyə·lən]
(biology)
Having an appearance or qualities distinctive for a male.
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(1) In the chapter of Le Bon Usage devoted to nouns, Grevisse addresses the gender issue, referring first to natural gender (male beings are given the masculine gender, female beings the feminine) and then to grammatical gender, (2) where a gender is applied to an item which has no gender.
Numerous nouns referring to living beings (humans and animals) offer a basic masculine name and a feminine ending for the female representatives: le president / la presidente, le chanteur / la chanteuse, le chat / la chatte, le chien / la chienne.
(9) Butterflies, snails, and fish, on the other hand, are masculine. To specify the actual gender of these epicene beasts, circumlocutions such as la grenouille male are required, and though these do not shock native speakers at all, they come across to non-natives as something akin to "a male female." (10) This phenomenon is not limited to the animal kingdom.
After a brief passage on what he calls hermaphroditic nouns (those masculine terms which in legal usage refer indifferently to men and to women), Grevisse moves on to what I term bisexual nouns, that is to say, nouns that, depending on meaning or context, can be preceded by either le or la.
In both these cases, the masculine term derives from Greek, and the feminine one from Latin.
A brief sample for the brave reader: aigle 'eagle' will be masculine when referring to the living bird, but feminine when referring to the bird in heraldry.
The results of the current study appear to indicate that female accounting academicians tend to suppress their femininity characteristics and emphasize their masculines ones while they are in line for promotion to a higher rank.
Research has found that these persons tend to be "masculine" men.
The Bem Sex-Role Inventory was utilized to measure the masculine and feminine personality characteristics of the respondents and the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) to measure the level of respondent satisfaction.
This, in conjunction with the theory of self-replication, suggests that the stereotypical masculine orientation is often the key to academic advancement and tenure.
People in power (who are mostly masculine men) mentor, encourage, and advance people who are most like themselves.
The purpose of this study is twofold: first, to investigate whether the stereotypical masculine orientation exists to a significant extent in academic accounting via an inquiry into the masculine/feminine sex-role characteristics of accounting faculty with respect to new hires (assistant professors) and advancement (associate and full professors), and, second, to examine the level of job satisfaction of male and female accounting faculty relative to their sex-role orientation and academic rank.