homosexuality

noun ho·mo·sex·u·al·i·ty \ ˌhō-mə-ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of homosexuality

1 : sexual attraction or the tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex : the quality or state of being homosexual
2 : sexual activity with another of the same sex

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First Known Use of homosexuality

1892


Medical Dictionary

homosexuality

noun ho·mo·sex·u·al·i·ty \ ˌhō-mə-ˌsek-shə-ˈwal-ət-ē \

medical Definition of homosexuality

plural homosexualities
1 : the quality or state of being homosexual
2 : erotic activity with another of the same sex


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