Definition of bisexual
1a : possessing characters of both sexes and especially both male and female reproductive structures : hermaphroditic bisexual flowersb : of, relating to, or characterized by sexual or romantic attraction to members of both sexes; also : engaging in sexual activity with partners of more than one gender
2 : of, relating to, or involving both sexes bisexual reproduction
bisexualityplay \ˌbī-ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ noun
bisexuallyplay \(ˌ)bī-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wə-lē, -sh(ə-)lē\ adverb
Recent Examples of bisexual from the Web
Becerra cited a new Kentucky law that has been criticized as discriminatory toward the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
The law, passed in January, prohibits state employees from using tax money to travel to states with laws discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and families.
Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for LGBT pride in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor.
June is pride month, a chance to celebrate victories for many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people who have seen their civil rights expand in the last decade.
The monument had been dedicated by the veteran group in May 2015, featuring symbols from all six branches of military service, as well as an upside down triangle — a universal symbol for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
An advocate for the legal rights of the bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender community, Schwartz expressed her admiration and commitment to both the Jewish and LGBT communities in her speech at the meeting.
In Arizona, a company that makes paintings combined with calligraphy text is suing the city of Phoenix, arguing a city law prohibiting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people violated their free...
The local rally celebrated the hard-fought gains of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities over recent decades, while also serving as a call to action on a wide variety of issues.
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First Known Use of bisexual
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Definition of bisexual for English Language Learners
: sexually attracted to both men and women
: having both male and female sex parts
: relating to or involving two sexes
Medical Definition of bisexual
1a: possessing characters of both sexes and especially both male and female reproductive structures : hermaphroditicb: of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to be sexually atttracted toward individuals of both sexes : engaging in sexual activity with partners of either sex
2: of, relating to, or involving two sexes bisexual reproduction
bisexuality\ˌbī-ˌsek-shə-ˈwal-ət-ē\play noun plural
bisexually\(ˈ)bī-ˈseksh-(ə-)wə-lē, -(ə-)lē\play adverb
Medical Definition of bisexual
: a bisexual individual
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