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heterosexualnoun [C]

uk   /ˌhet.ər.əˈsek.sjʊ.əl/  us   /ˌhet̬.ə.roʊ-/ (informal hetero)
a ​person who is ​sexuallyattracted to ​people of the ​oppositesex
heterosexual
adjective uk   us  
heterosexual ​sex/​relationships
heterosexuality
noun [U] uk   /ˌhet.ər.əˌsek.sjʊˈæl.ə.ti/  us   /ˌhet̬.ə.roʊˌsek.ʃuˈæl.ə.t̬i/
heterosexually
adverb uk   us   /-i/
I don't ​think he's heterosexually ​inclined.
(Definition of heterosexual from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heterosexual" in American English

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heterosexualnoun [C]

 us   /ˌhet̬·ər·əˈsek·ʃu·əl/ (infml hetero,  /ˈhet̬·əˌroʊ/ )
a ​person who is ​sexuallyattracted to ​people of the ​oppositesex
heterosexual
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌhet̬·ər·əˈsek·ʃu·əl/
(Definition of heterosexual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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