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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.
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homosexuality

(ˌhəʊməʊˌsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ; ˌhɒm-)
n
(Psychology) sexual attraction to or sexual relations with members of the same sex. Compare heterosexuality
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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]
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homosexuality - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same 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)
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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
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homosexuality

[ˌhɒməʊsɛkʃuˈælɪti ˌhʊəʊməʊsɛkʃuˈælɪti] nhomosexualité f
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homosexuality

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homosexuality

[ˈhɒməʊsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ] nomosessualità
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Its longings for human contacts have been vague and unlocalized; its affections attachable to persons of either sex somewhat equally" [1928] (52) Sex educator Frances Strain argued that prior to adolescence children were naturally "homosexual, which is merely saying that the bond is strongest between those of the same sex." Because young children were essentially bisexual, the transition period to heterosexuality was extremely "unstable" and "fluctuating," with many opportunities for bringing about "prolonged homosexuality" [1934] (53) For some writers, then, cross-sex identification was a prelude rather than an obstacle to the development of heterosexuality.
Even after the explosion of literature on gay issues since the 1970s, comprehensive examinations of homosexuality in history have been few.
Indeed, as biblical scholars have argued in a collection of valuable writings, the Bible never impugns homosexuality (in fact, there is no Hebrew word for homosexual) but condemns practices that were inimical to the cultural mores of the time.
SOUTH KOREA: Christian leaders in South Korea have expressed conflicting views on homosexuality after the Natural Human Rights Commission called for a youth protection act to remove exposure to homosexuality from a list of harmful situations.
Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art, by Richard Meyer.
Religious Right, Republican Allies Hope Congressional Sermonizing On Homosexuality, Other `Moral' Issues Will Pay Off At The Polls
Summary: Gaborone [Botswana], Jun 11 (ANI): In a major victory for gay rights campaigners in Africa, Botswana's High Court on Tuesday overruled a colonial-era law that criminalised homosexuality in the country.
UnClobber is a breath of fresh air in the often swampy religious conversations on homosexuality.
Under the Anti-Homosexuality Act, those convicted of "aggravated homosexuality" faced punishments of up to life in prison and seven years for "aiding and abetting homosexuality".
THOMAS HITZLSPERGER'S decision to announce he is gay in order to promote the discussion of homosexuality in sport has been greeted with widespread support across Britain and Germany.
Summary: Homosexuality is not a mental disorder and does not need to be treated, the Lebanese Psychiatric Society said Thursday.
WASHINGTON * The world is divided over the acceptance of homosexuality, according to a survey released by the Pew Research Center June 4.