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ho·mo·sex·u·al·i·ty

 (hō′mə-sĕk′sho͞o-ăl′ĭ-tē, -mō-)
n.
1. Sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.
2. Sexual activity with another of the same sex.

homosexuality

(ˌhəʊməʊˌsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ; ˌhɒm-)
n
(Psychology) sexual attraction to or sexual relations with members of the same sex. Compare heterosexuality

ho•mo•sex•u•al•i•ty

(ˌhoʊ məˌsɛk ʃuˈæl ɪ ti)

n.
1. sexual attraction toward members of one's own sex.
2. sexual activity with another person of the same sex.
[1890–95]

Homosexuality

See also sex.

1. the tendency to obtain sexual gratification from a member of the same sex.
2. homosexual activity. — homoerotic, adj.
fear of or apprension about homosexuality.
the practice of homosexual relations between women. Also called Sapphism. — lesbian, n., adj.
a sexual activity between women that imitates heterosex-ual intercourse. — tribade, n. — tribadic, adj.
Obsolete, homosexuality.
the practice of homosexuality between males. — uranist, n.
an abnormal fear of homosexuals and homosexuality.
male homosexuality. Also urnism. — urning, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homosexuality - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
sexual inversion, inversion - a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex
lesbianism, sapphism - female homosexuality
paederasty, pederasty - sexual relations between a man and a boy (usually anal intercourse with the boy as a passive partner)
Translations
homoseksualiteit
لُواطمثلية
хомосексуалност
homosexualitat
homosexualita
homoseksualitet
samseksemo
homoseksuaalsus
همجنس‌گرایی
homoseksuaalisuushomous
הומוסקסואליות
समलैंगिकता
homoszexualitás
homosexualitate
homoseksualitas
samkynhneigðsamkynhneigî
同性愛
동성애
homosexualitas
homoseksualumas
homoseksualitāte
homoseksualizm
homossexualidade
homosexualitate
homosexualita
homoseksualnost
homosexualitet
รักร่วมเพศ
eşcinsellikhomoseksüellik
гомосексуалізм
đồng tính luyến áitính tình dục đồng giới

homosexuality

[ˈhɒməʊseksjuˈælɪtɪ] Nhomosexualidad f

homosexuality

[ˌhɒməʊsɛkʃuˈælɪti ˌhʊəʊməʊsɛkʃuˈælɪti] nhomosexualité f

homosexuality

homosexuality

[ˈhɒməʊsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ] nomosessualità

homosexual

(homəˈsekʃuəl) , (houmo-) adjective, noun
1. (a person, especially a man, who is) sexually attracted to people of the same sex.
2. adjective of or concerning a homosexual or homosexuals. a homosexual relationship.
ˈhomoˌsexuˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
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