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English definition of “sexual orientation”

sexual orientation

noun [U]  /ˈsek·ʃu·əl ˌɔr·i·ənˈteɪ·ʃən, ˌoʊr-/ (also sexual preference,  /ˈsek·ʃu·əl ˈpref·ər·əns/)
the tendency to have feelings of physical attraction for members of the opposite or the same sex
(Definition of sexual orientation noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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