Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Search
All Marines, sailors and civilian Marines, regardless of sexual orientation, are Marines first. Every Marine is a valued member of our war-fighting team.
James F. Amos

Meaning of "sexual orientation" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

PRONUNCIATION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION

sexual orientation  [ˈsekʃʊəl ˌɔːrɪənˈteɪʃən] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sexual orientation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SEXUAL ORIENTATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sexual orientation

Sexual orientation

Sexual orientation is an enduring personal quality that inclines people to feel romantic or sexual attraction to persons of the opposite sex or gender, the same sex or gender, or to both sexes or more than one gender. These attractions are generally subsumed under heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality,[1][2] while asexuality is sometimes identified as the fourth category.[3][4][5][6] These categories are aspects of the more nuanced nature of sexual identity.[1] For example, people may use other labels, such as pansexual or polysexual,[7] or none at all.[1] According to the American Psychological Association, sexual orientation "also refers to a person's sense of identity based on those attractions, related behaviors, and membership in a community of others who share those attractions".[1][8] The term sexual preference largely overlaps with sexual orientation, but is generally distinguished in psychological research.[9] A person who identifies as bisexual, for example, may sexually prefer one sex over the other.

Definition of sexual orientation in the English dictionary

The definition of sexual orientation in the dictionary is someone's sexual orientation is whether they are sexually attracted to people of the same sex, people of the opposite sex, or both.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SEXUAL ORIENTATION


accreditation
əˌkrɛdɪˈteɪʃən
adaptation
ˌædəpˈteɪʃən
alimentation
ˌælɪmɛnˈteɪʃən
citation
saɪˈteɪʃən
consultation
ˌkɒnsəlˈteɪʃən
documentation
ˌdɒkjʊmɛnˈteɪʃən
excitation
ˌɛksɪˈteɪʃən
hesitation
ˌhɛzɪˈteɪʃən
implementation
ˌɪmplɪmenˈteɪʃən
interpretation
ɪnˌtɜːprɪˈteɪʃən
invitation
ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən
limitation
ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən
meditation
ˌmɛdɪˈteɪʃən
orientation
ˌɔːrɪɛnˈteɪʃən
presentation
ˌprɛzənˈteɪʃən
rehabilitation
ˌriːəˌbɪlɪˈteɪʃən
representation
ˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃən
reputation
ˌrɛpjʊˈteɪʃən
rotation
rəʊˈteɪʃən
transportation
ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEXUAL ORIENTATION

sexual
sexual abuse
sexual assault
sexual climax
sexual dimorphism
sexual equality
sexual harassment
sexual health
sexual intercourse
sexual politics
sexual preference
sexual reproduction
sexual selection
sexual services
sexual spore
sexual stereotyping
sexualisation
sexualise
sexualism
sexualist

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEXUAL ORIENTATION

action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
duration
education
evaluation
federation
formation
foundation
generation

Synonyms and antonyms of sexual orientation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sexual orientation» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION

Find out the translation of sexual orientation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sexual orientation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sexual orientation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

性取向
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

orientación sexual
570 millions of speakers

English

sexual orientation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यौन अभिविन्यास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التوجه الجنسي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сексуальная ориентация
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

orientação sexual
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যৌন অভিযোজন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

l´orientation sexuelle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Orientasi seksual
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sexuelle Orientierung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

性的指向
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성적 취향
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Orientasi seksual
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khuynh hướng tình dục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாலியல் நோக்குநிலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लैंगिक प्रवृत्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Cinsel yönelim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

orientamento sessuale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

orientację seksualną
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сексуальна орієнтація
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

orientare sexuală
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γενετήσιου προσανατολισμού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

seksuele oriëntasie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sexuell läggning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

seksuell orientering
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sexual orientation

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEXUAL ORIENTATION»

The term «sexual orientation» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.542 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Quite widely used
89
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «sexual orientation» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of sexual orientation
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «sexual orientation».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEXUAL ORIENTATION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sexual orientation» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sexual orientation» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sexual orientation

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SEXUAL ORIENTATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sexual orientation.
1
James F. Amos
All Marines, sailors and civilian Marines, regardless of sexual orientation, are Marines first. Every Marine is a valued member of our war-fighting team.
2
Fiona Apple
How can you go wrong with two people in love? If a good boy loves a good girl, good. If a good boy loves another good boy, good. And if a good girl loves the goodness in good boys and good girls, then all you have is more goodness, and goodness has nothing to do with sexual orientation.
3
Tammy Baldwin
From day one, I have always been open about my sexual orientation.
4
Lance Bass
It doesn't matter what color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, etc., everyone should have the same freedoms and liberties.
5
Chaz Bono
I absolutely believe in assimilation. I don't believe I'm any different from straight people. My wants and needs are the same as theirs. I don't look at sexual orientation as that big of a deal. It's just an orientation.
6
Robert Brady
Thirty years ago, in 1976, the notion of organized activity to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was an extremely controversial one.
7
John Conyers
It is distressing to me that we live in an age in which we still must fight to protect our civil rights as Americans, in which a hate crime perpetrated against someone based their sexual orientation can go unpunished, and in which discrimination is being written into our laws.
8
Kevin Cramer
I have to be honest: I don't get many, if any - I don't know that I've ever received a phone call in my office from somebody that says they've been discriminated against based on their sexual orientation.
9
Wendy Davis
It's my strong belief that when people love each other and are desirous of creating a committed relationship with each other that they should be allowed to marry, regardless of their sexual orientation.
10
Dianne Feinstein
The criteria for serving one's country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEXUAL ORIENTATION»

Discover the use of sexual orientation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sexual orientation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual ...
In this book, neuroscientist Simon LeVay summarizes a wealth of scientific evidence that points towards a radical new explanation of what makes a person gay, straight or bisexual: Sexual orientation results primarily from an interaction ...
Simon LeVay, 2010
2
Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual ...
Microaggressions in Everyday Life will bring great rewards in understanding and awareness along with practical guides to put them to good use." —James M. Jones, PhD Professor of Psychology and Director of Black American Studies, ...
Derald Wing Sue, 2010
3
Sexual Orientation and School Policy: A Practical Guide for ...
This book helps the reader to understand and mediate the debates that arise when gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, and queer/questioning students and their families ask for equal treatment from the schools and are opposed by ...
Ian K. Macgillivray, 2004
4
Sexual Orientation: a Human Right: An Essay on International ...
This book is the first to examine sexual orientation from the viewpoint of international human rights law.
Eric Heinze, 1995
5
Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work ...
These public arguments have redefined what it means to be Arab and reshaped the realm of political possibility. As Marc Lynch shows, the days of monolithic Arab opinion are over.
Deana F. Morrow, Lori Messinger, 2006
6
Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation
The first authoritative summary of its kind in this area, the Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation is the primary resource for the many researchers, including a new generation of investigators, who are continuing to advance ...
Charlotte J. Patterson, Ph.D., Anthony R. D'Augelli, Ph.D., 2013
7
The Psychology of Sexual Orientation, Behavior, and ...
A comprehensive overview of the empirical findings with regard to sexual orientation and behavior. An introductory section examines attitudes toward homosexuality throughout the history of psychiatry.
Louis Diamant, Richard D. McAnulty, 1995
8
Sexual Orientation in Child and Adolescent Health Care
This volume describes the effects of stigmatization on non-heterosexual physicians, patients, and students, and discusses a variety of clinically relevant topics including the development of sexual orientations, children of gay or lesbian ...
Ellen C. Perrin, 2002
9
Psychology and Sexual Orientation: Coming to Terms
Psychology and Sexual Orientation strives to "come to terms" with lesbian, gay and bisexual life and with the controversial scientific and sociocultural theories and arguments on the origin and meaning of homosexuality and queer life in the ...
Janis S. Bohan, 1996
10
A Family and Friend's Guide to Sexual Orientation: Bridging ...
First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Bob Powers, Alan Ellis, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEXUAL ORIENTATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sexual orientation is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Cicilline introduces bill protecting sexual orientation, gender identity
Rhode Island U.S. Representative David Cicilline introduced legislation Thursday that would expand the Civil Rights Act to add sexual orientation and gender ... «The Providence Journal, Jul 15»
2
'Sexual orientation discrimination is sex discrimination,' EEOC rules
Employment discrimination based on sexual orientation amounts to sex discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) decided ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
3
Pentagon Adds 'Sexual Orientation' To Military's Anti-Discrimination …
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Tuesday that the Pentagon has added "sexual orientation" as a protected class under its Military ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
4
ND House kills bill outlawing discrimination based on sexual
BISMARCK – For the third time in six years, North Dakota lawmakers have killed legislation that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation, despite ... «INFORUM, Apr 15»
5
Carson's Missteps on Sexual Orientation
Ben Carson claimed that being gay is “absolutely” a choice, and as proof he said “a lot of people” go into prison and change their sexual orientation while ... «FactCheck.org, Mar 15»
6
Gov. Brownback removes sexual orientation, gender ID from …
TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order Tuesday removing gender identity and sexual orientation from the protected classes of state ... «KAKE, Feb 15»
7
Idaho lawmakers hear testimony about bill that would have …
Hundreds of people line up to attend or testify at the House State Affairs Committee hearing on a bill that would include sexual orientation and gender identity ... «Fox News, Jan 15»
8
The 29 States Where You Can Still Be Fired For Being Gay
Indeed, there is no federal law protecting LGBT workers against discrimination based on their sexual orientation. And while some states and cities have passed ... «Huffington Post, Oct 14»
9
FACT SHEET: Taking Action to Support LGBT Workplace Equality is …
Today, only 18 states and the District of Columbia have laws explicitly protecting LGBT workers from being fired because of their sexual orientation or gender ... «Whitehouse.gov, Jul 14»
10
Does Sexual Orientation Matter When It Comes to Health?
The 2013 survey was the first time the annual National Health Interview Survey included questions to measure sexual orientation. The survey collected ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Sexual orientation [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sexual-orientation>. Nov 2019 ».
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z