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SEXUALITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sexuality mean? 

SEXUALITY (noun)
  The noun SEXUALITY has 1 sense:

1. the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles

  Familiarity information: SEXUALITY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEXUALITY (noun)


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Meaning:

The properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

sexuality; gender; sex

Context example:

she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus

Hypernyms ("sexuality" is a kind of...):

physiological property (a property having to do with the functioning of the body)

Attribute:

male (being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation)

female (being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop)

androgynous (having both male and female characteristics)

sexual (having or involving sex)

asexual; nonsexual (not having or involving sex)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sexuality"):

maleness; masculinity (the properties characteristic of the male sex)

androgyny; bisexuality; hermaphroditism (showing characteristics of both sexes)

femaleness; feminineness (the properties characteristic of the female sex)


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