What does heterosexuality mean?

Definitions for heterosexuality
ˌhɛt ər əˌsɛk ʃuˈæl ɪ tihet·ero·sex·u·al·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heterosexuality, heterosexualism, straightnessnoun

    a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex


  1. heterosexualitynoun

    The state of being emotionally or sexually attracted to persons of the opposite sex.


  1. Heterosexuality

    Heterosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between persons of opposite sex or gender in the gender binary. As a sexual orientation, heterosexuality refers to "an enduring pattern of or disposition to experience sexual, affectionate, physical or romantic attractions to persons of the opposite sex"; it also refers to "an individual’s sense of personal and social identity based on those attractions, behaviors expressing them, and membership in a community of others who share them". The term is usually applied to humans, but it is also observed in all mammals. It is one of the three main classifications of sexual orientation, along with a bisexual and a homosexual orientation, all a part of the heterosexual–homosexual continuum. The word is etymologically formed by adding the combining form of Greek έτερος heteros as a prefix to "sexuality".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Heterosexuality

    The sexual attraction or relationship between members of the opposite SEX.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heterosexuality in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heterosexuality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of heterosexuality in a Sentence

  1. Cary Nelson:

    I think maybe it is not just because the graphic descriptions in the poem -- and they are graphic -- but because if you really listen to the poem you'll see yourself in half the lines. ... Some people don't want to hear themselves in a gay poem. They want to think homosexuality and heterosexuality are worlds apart.

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    difficult or impossible to perceive or discern
    • A. indiscernible
    • B. tacky
    • C. contagious
    • D. extroversive

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