homo-sexuality

homosexuality

[hoh-muh-sek-shoo-al-i-tee, or, esp. British, -seks-yoo-]
noun
sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex.

Origin:
1890–95; homo- + sexuality

antihomosexuality, noun, adjective
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homosexuality (ˌhəʊməʊˌsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ, ˌhɒm-)
 
n
Compare heterosexuality sexual attraction to or sexual relations with members of the same sex

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homosexuality ho·mo·sex·u·al·i·ty (hō'mə-sěk'shōō-āl'ĭ-tē, -mō-)
n.

  1. Sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.

  2. Sexual activity with another of the same sex.

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homosexuality definition


A sexual attraction between persons of the same sex. (See gay and lesbian; compare heterosexuality.)

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