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heterosexuality

[het-er-uh-sek-shoo-al-i-tee or, esp. British, -seks-yoo-] /ˌhɛt ər əˌsɛk ʃuˈæl ɪ ti or, esp. British, -ˌsɛks yu-/
noun
1.
sexual feeling or behavior directed toward a person or persons of the opposite sex.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; hetero- + sexuality
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British Dictionary definitions for hetero-sexuality

heterosexuality

/ˌhɛtərəʊˌsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ/
noun
1.
sexual attraction to or sexual relations with a person or persons of the opposite sex Compare homosexuality
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Word Origin and History for hetero-sexuality

heterosexuality

n.

1900; see heterosexual + -ity.

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hetero-sexuality in Medicine

heterosexuality het·er·o·sex·u·al·i·ty (hět'ə-rō-sěk'shōō-āl'ĭ-tē)
n.
Erotic attraction, predisposition, or sexual behavior between persons of the opposite sex.

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hetero-sexuality in Culture

heterosexuality definition


Sexual attraction between a male and a female. (Compare bisexuality and homosexuality.)

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