heterosexual


1het·ero·sex·u·al

adjective \ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl\

: sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex

: based on sexual attraction to people of the opposite sex

Full Definition of HETEROSEXUAL

1
a :  of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward the opposite sex
b :  of, relating to, or involving sexual intercourse between individuals of opposite sex
2
:  of or relating to different sexes
het·ero·sex·u·al·i·ty \-ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ noun
het·ero·sex·u·al·ly \-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wə-lē, -ˈsek-shə-lē\ adverb

Origin of HETEROSEXUAL

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1892

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2heterosexual

noun

Definition of HETEROSEXUAL

:  a heterosexual person

First Known Use of HETEROSEXUAL

1920

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

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