sexuality

[ sek-shoo-al-i-tee or, especially British, seks-yoo- ]
/ ˌsɛk ʃuˈæl ɪ ti or, especially British, ˌsɛks yu- /

noun

sexual character; possession of the structural and functional traits of sex.
recognition of or emphasis upon sexual matters.
involvement in sexual activity.
an organism's preparedness for engaging in sexual activity.

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Origin of sexuality

First recorded in 1790–1800; sexual + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM sexuality

an·ti·sex·u·al·i·ty, noun, adjectivesu·per·sex·u·al·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sexuality

sexuality
/ (ˌsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ) /

noun

the state or quality of being sexual
preoccupation with or involvement in sexual matters
the possession of sexual potency
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for sexuality

sexuality
[ sĕk′shōō-ălĭ-tē ]

n.

The condition of being characterized and distinguished by sex.
Concern with or interest in sexual activity.
Sexual character or potency.
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