- designated for, pertaining to, or serving only males or only females: a single-sex college.
Origin of single-sex
First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for single-sex
Federal law allows for single-sex public education, as long as certain parameters are met.
The study—a review of existing research conducted by several social scientists—concluded that single-sex education is ineffective.
The single-sex chromosome which males possess invariably comes from the mother.Physiology
Ernest G. Martin
Furthermore, single-sex clubs will not provide the answer for those who desire the companionship of the other sex.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents
Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
- (of schools, etc) admitting members of one sex only; not coeducational