Definition of Heterosexuality

1. Noun. A sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex.

Exact synonyms: Heterosexualism, Straightness
Generic synonyms: Sex, Sex Activity, Sexual Activity, Sexual Practice
Derivative terms: Heterosexual, Straight



Definition of Heterosexuality

1. Noun. The state of being emotionally or sexually attracted to persons of the opposite sex. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heterosexuality

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Medical Definition of Heterosexuality

1. Sexuality directed toward someone of the opposite sex. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heterosexuality

heteroring
heterorings
heteros
heterosaccharide
heteroscedastic
heteroscedasticity
heteroscian
heteroscians
heteroses
heterosexism
heterosexisms
heterosexist
heterosexual
heterosexual person
heterosexualism
heterosexuality (current term)
heterosexually
heterosexualness
heterosexuals
heteroside
heterosis
heterosite
heteroskedasticity
heterosmia
heterosomati
heterosome
heterosomes
heterosomic
heterospecific
heterospecific antibody

Literary usage of Heterosexuality

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Elements of Practical Psycho-analysis by Paul Bousfield (1922)
"Finally then, at puberty we reach the normal attraction for members of the opposite sex (heterosexuality). But the other forms of sexuality still remain, ..."

2. The Sexuality Seriesby Oneil McQuick by Oneil McQuick (2006)
"He glanced at the title: "heterosexuality: Can It be Cured?" Weird, he thought and looked around. Some of his friends were studying it, too. ..."

3. Drug Abuse Prevention Through Family Interventions by Rebecca Singer Ashery, Elizabeth B. Robertson, Karol Linda Kumpfer (1999)
"Reinharz, S. How my heterosexuality contributes to my feminism and vice versa. ... heterosexuality: A "Feminism and Psychology" Reader. ..."

4. The Sexual life of the child by Albert Moll (1919)
"... we must not from the subsequent appearance of heterosexuality draw the conclusion that this was first acquired intra vitam, for it very often happens ..."

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