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Definition of "heterosexual" []

  • Sexually oriented to persons of the opposite sex. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to different sexes. (adjective)
  • A heterosexual person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heterosexual" in a sentence
  • ""There are people who have never heard the word 'heterosexual,'" Dr. Sell says."
  • "As an analogy, would you agree that a person who self-identifies as a heterosexual and honestly admits to being attracted to the opposite sex (think chest-pounding male) has the propensity to engage in heterosexual acts?"
  • "She notes, for example, that the word "heterosexual" didn't come into use until a little over a century ago."