heterosexuality

heterosexuality

[het-er-uh-sek-shoo-al-i-tee or, esp. British, -seks-yoo-]
noun
sexual feeling or behavior directed toward a person or persons of the opposite sex.

Origin:
1895–1900; hetero- + sexuality

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heterosexuality (ˌhɛtərəʊˌsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ)
 
n
Compare homosexuality sexual attraction to or sexual relations with a person or persons of the opposite sex

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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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heterosexuality definition


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

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