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SPRINGFIELD, MA - SEPTEMBER 23: In this handout image provided by Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and mobile website are displayed September 23, 2016 in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo by Joanne K. Watson/Merriam-Webster via Getty Images)

Merriam-Webster has unveiled its word of the year.

“They” was chosen. The updated definition is “to refer to a single person whose gender identity is non-binary.” This change was added to the dictionary in September. M-W says searches for “they” have risen by 313 percent over the last year.

Have you been careful with how you address people so you don’t assign gender roles?