The difference between Epicene and Gender-neutral

When used as adjectives, epicene means of or related to a class of greek and latin nouns that may refer to men or women but have a fixed grammatical gender, whereas gender-neutral means applicable or available to all genders.

Epicene is also noun with the meaning: an epicene word.

check bellow for the other definitions of Epicene and Gender-neutral

  1. Epicene as an adjective (linguistics):

    Of or related to a class of Greek and Latin nouns that may refer to men or women but have a fixed grammatical gender.

  2. Epicene as an adjective (linguistics):

    Of or related to nouns (in any language) that have a single form for male and female referents.


    "synonyms: common"

  3. Epicene as an adjective (biology, _, &, _, figuratively):

    Of indeterminate sex, whether asexual, hermaphrodite, androgynous, or intersex.

  4. Epicene as an adjective (figuratively, of, _, men, usually, _, pejorative):



    "synonyms: effeminate"

  5. Epicene as an adjective (figuratively):

    Indeterminate; mixed.

  6. Epicene as an adjective:

    Suitable for use regardless of sex: unisex.


    "synonyms: unisex"

  1. Epicene as a noun (linguistics):

    An epicene word.

  2. Epicene as a noun (linguistics, with definite article):

    The epicene words of a language as a class.

  3. Epicene as a noun:

    An epicene person, an androgyne, whether biologically asexual, intersex, or hermaphrodite or of indeterminate sex in behavior and appearance.

  4. Epicene as a noun (of, _, men, usually, _, pejorative):

    An effeminate man, particularly a man dressed as a woman.

  1. Gender-neutral as an adjective:

    Applicable or available to all genders.


    "The women's sleeping quarters are on the left side of the dormitory, the men's are on the right; gender-neutral restrooms are located in the middle."

    "Many modern laws use gender-neutral constructions like "he or she" in place of the old, supposedly unmarked "he"."

  2. Gender-neutral as an adjective:

    Not indicating or restricted by gender, and thus applicable or available to those of any gender and to those of no gender.


    "Gender-neutral pronouns like "ey" and "ze" are used by many genderqueer, intersex, and neutrois individuals."

  3. Gender-neutral as an adjective (grammar):

    In languages where words are assigned to one gender or another, lacking such an assignment.