[ seksuh-sahyn-muhnt ]
/ ˈsɛks əˌsaɪn mənt /
the determination or assignment of a baby’s sex, based on the appearance of external reproductive organs, and, sometimes, chromosomal testing.
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Origin of sex assignment
First recorded in 1955–60
Words nearby sex assignment
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First appearing in 1779, sex-assignment surgeries became increasingly popular from the nineteenth century onward.