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sexuality

[sek-shoo-al-i-tee or, esp. British, seks-yoo-] /ˌsɛk ʃuˈæl ɪ ti or, esp. British, ˌsɛks yu-/
noun
1.
sexual character; possession of the structural and functional traits of sex.
2.
recognition of or emphasis upon sexual matters.
3.
involvement in sexual activity.
4.
an organism's preparedness for engaging in sexual activity.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; sexual + -ity
Related forms
antisexuality, noun, adjective
supersexuality, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sexuality

sexuality

/ˌsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being sexual
2.
preoccupation with or involvement in sexual matters
3.
the possession of sexual potency
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Word Origin and History for sexuality
n.

1789, "action or fact of being sexual;" see sexual + -ity. Meaning "capability of sexual feelings" is from 1879. Meaning "sexual identity" is by 1980.

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sexuality in Medicine

sexuality sex·u·al·i·ty (sěk'shōō-āl'ĭ-tē)
n.

  1. The condition of being characterized and distinguished by sex.

  2. Concern with or interest in sexual activity.

  3. Sexual character or potency.

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