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one’s natural preference in sexual partners; predilection for homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality.

sexual orientation n.
The direction of one’s sexual interest toward members of the same, opposite, or both sexes, especially a direction seen to be dictated by physiologic rather than sociologic forces. Replaces sexual preference in most contemporary uses.

sexual orientation definition

Preference for sexual activity with people of the opposite sex, the same sex, or both. (See bisexuality, heterosexuality, and homosexuality.)


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