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Meaning of “sexual” in the English Dictionary

"sexual" in British English

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sexualadjective

uk   us   /ˈsek.sjʊəl/
  • sexual adjective (SEX)

B2 relating to the ​activity of ​sex: Most ​peopleremembertheir first sexual ​experience. a sexual ​relationship sexual assault/harassment formal sexualintercourse (= the ​act of having ​sex) sexual orientation/preference (= whether someone ​chooses to have ​sex with men, women, or both) relating to the ​production of ​youngliving things by the ​combining of a ​cell from a ​male with a ​cell from a ​female: sexual ​reproduction

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  • sexual adjective (MALE/FEMALE)

C1 relating to being ​male or ​female: Sexual ​equality will not be ​achieved until there is more ​provision for ​childcare. Some ​steps have been taken towards ​ending sexual ​discrimination (= ​treatingpeopleunfairly because of which ​sex they are).
(Definition of sexual from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sexual" in American English

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sexualadjective

 us   /ˈsek·ʃu·əl/
  • sexual adjective (MALE OR FEMALE)

connected with being ​male or ​female: the sexual characteristics of ​butterflies He’s always ​believed in sexual ​equality.
  • sexual adjective (ACTIVITY)

connected with the ​activity of ​sex
(Definition of sexual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sexual”
in Arabic جِنْسي…
in Korean 성적인, 생식의…
in Portuguese sexual…
in Catalan sexual…
in Japanese 性的な, 性の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 性的, 性的,性行为的, 有性繁殖的…
in Turkish cinsel, seksüel, cinsî…
in Russian сексуальный, половой…
in Chinese (Traditional) 性的, 性的,性行爲的, 有性繁殖的…
in Italian sessuale…
in Polish seksualny, płciowy, płci…
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