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sext 1

also Sext  (sĕkst)
n. Ecclesiastical
1. The fourth of the seven canonical hours.
2. The time of day set aside for this service, usually the sixth hour, or noon.

[Middle English sexte, from Late Latin sexta, from Latin sexta (hōra), sixth (hour), feminine of sextus, sixth; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots.]

sext 2

A sexually explicit digital message or image, especially a photograph or video of oneself, usually transmitted by cell phone.
v. sext·ed, sext·ing, sexts
1. To send a sext to (someone): sexted her boyfriend.
2. To send a sext of (something): sexted photos to his girlfriend.
To send a sext: sext with an ex.

[Blend of sex and text, to send text messages.]
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) chiefly RC Church the fourth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office or the prayers prescribed for it: originally the sixth hour of the day (noon)
[C15: from Church Latin sexta hōra the sixth hour]


a sexually explicit text messagea text message containing an invitation to have sex
to send (someone) such a text message
[C21: a blend of sex + text]
ˈsexting n


(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church an official compilation of decretals issued by Boniface VIII in 1298 to supplement the five books of the Liber Extra. It forms part of the Corpus Juris Canonici. In full: Liber Sextus
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the fourth of the seven canonical hours, or the service for it, orig. fixed for the sixth hour of the day taken as noon.
[1375–1425; late Middle English sexte, syxt < Medieval Latin sexta (hōra) sixth (hour)]
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Noun1.sext - the fourth of the seven canonical hours; about noon
canonical hour - (Roman Catholic Church) one of seven specified times for prayer
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About 11% of the students said they had sent a sext to a boyfriend or girlfriend -- and about 64% did so when asked to, the study found.
This has led to the emerging trend of sending sexually suggestive messages via computer devices in what is known as "sexting." The current study expands the definition of sexting to include different types of sext content (i.e., non-sexters, less explicit, explicit, and very explicit) and modes of transmission (e.g., cell phone, social networking).
In today's world it is possible to meet someone on a dating site or a hookup app, to flirt with that person via text and sext, to have sex with that person via webcam and teledildonic devices, and to brag about this hot new relationship on social media--all without ever being in the same room.
In a recent survey of 18 to 24-year-olds almost 45 per cent said they had received a 'sext' (suggestive photo or text).
A recent survey found that almost 45 per cent of those asked between 18 and 24-years-old said they had received a sext (suggestive photo or text).
e survey said that UK owners of iPhones are the most likely to send a "sext" to a partner.
There have been few controlled studies, but smaller surveys have suggested that between 20% and 30% of older adolescents have sent a sext, and a higher percentage have received them.
A new piece of work around the perils and dangers of 'sexting' aims to help young people think beyond the legal consequences of sexting and spend time think about the emotional and social consequences of a 'sext'.
Twenty percent of these same 16-year-olds and 30 percent of the 17-year-olds report having received a "sext" (a sexually explicit text message).
(12) English verse: English verse: [1520?] Lauds, Prime, Matins, Primet, Tercet, Sext, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, Vespers Compline 15929 Paris?
The overwhelming majority of young adult women (83%) and men (75%) who have sent "sext messages" have done so only to a boyfriend or girlfriend (Sex and Tech, 2008).