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"homosexual" in British English

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homosexualnoun [C]

uk   /ˌhəʊ.məˈsek.sju.əl/  us   /ˌhoʊ.moʊˈsek.ʃu.əl/
a ​person, ​especially a man, who is ​sexuallyattracted to ​people of the same ​sex and not to ​people of the ​oppositesex
homosexual
adjective uk   us  
homosexual ​sex/​relationships
homosexuality
noun [U] uk   /-ˌsek.sjuˈæl.ə.ti/  us   /-sek.ʃuˈæl.ə.t̬i/
I've never been ​ashamed of my homosexuality.
(Definition of homosexual from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"homosexual" in American English

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homosexualnoun [C]

 us   /ˌhoʊ·məˈsek·ʃu·əl/
a ​person who is ​sexuallyattracted to ​people of the same ​sex
homosexual
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌhoʊ·məˈsek·ʃu·əl/
homosexuality
noun [U]  us   /ˌhoʊ·məˌsek·ʃuˈæl·ət̬·i/
(Definition of homosexual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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