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1Relating to or denoting interaction or transfer between a male and a female.‘male-to-female aggression’
- ‘Using this estimate of male-to-female transmission, it would take 770 or 3333 sexual contacts respectively to reach a 50% or 95% probability of becoming infected.’
- ‘In the second analysis we examined only male-to-female violence recidivism.’
- ‘Male-to-female transmission is more likely.’
- ‘It also is advisable to mention that the curriculum focuses primarily on male-to-female violence.’
- ‘And yeah, when it's a male-to-female thing, the dynamic is different.’
2Denoting or relating to a person whose birth sex is male and who subsequently adopts the identity or appearance of a female, especially one who has undergone gender reassignment.‘the male-to-female transgendered community’
- ‘One partner had had a male-to-female sex change.’
- ‘Jamie's Story, which follows a male-to-female transition, will debut in June.’
- ‘I have known more than a few transexuals of the male-to-female variety.’
- ‘There were highly visible male-to-female transsexuals, in key organizational positions.’
- ‘Though not the first male-to-female transsexual, she is the best known.’
A person whose birth sex is male and who subsequently adopts the identity or appearance of a female, especially one who has undergone gender reassignment.‘people are becoming aware that transsexual doesn't only refer to male-to-females’
- ‘Broadly speaking, it was postulated that the male-to-female's motivations are individual ones, firmly rooted in personal identity.’
- ‘The show follows "four unique individuals, two male-to-females and two female-to-males as they struggle to transition from one gender to the other in the midst of a grueling school year."’
- ‘Although the transgender movement is far from a unified whole, I think some of the analytical confusion surrounding it has been due to thinking of mtfs (male-to-females) and ftms (female-to-males) as part of the same phenomenon.’
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