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Being perceived by straight/cisgender people as one of them, i.e. "passing as straight." In the trans community it is used to refer specifically being recognized as one's gender by others (such as a trans woman being recognized as a woman). This usage has fallen out of favor, however, due to implications that one is not genuinely that gender to begin with. As such, it should be avoided unless the other person has already used it first.