asexuality

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

a- (without) +‎ sexuality; asexual +‎ -ity

Noun[edit]

asexuality (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being asexual, that is:
    1. The state of not experiencing sexual attraction. Compare heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.
    2. The state of not having a sex or sexual organs.
      • 1971?, Roelof van den Broek, The Myth of the Phoenix, page 421:
        The same holds for Vincentius Victor in his discussion of the asexuality of the corporeal form of the soul. In Lactantius, who emphasizes the uncertainty concerning the sex of the phoenix, and in Zeno of Verona, who says that the phoenix is for itself both sexes, the background is again formed by the inferred asexuality of the phoenix.
    3. The quality (of a species or organism) of reproducing asexually.
      • 2003, Gimme Hugh Walter, Insect Pest Management and Ecological Research, page 166:
        The asexuality of insects is, in almost all cases, known to be a derived condition. That is, their evolution was contingent on the sexuality of their ancestral forms.
      • 2009, Chapter 13 of Lost Sex: The Evolutionary Biology of Parthenogenesis, Isa Schön, Koen Martens, Peter van Dijk (editors), page 263:
        While interpreted as supporting the asexuality of bdelloids, [...]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

See also[edit]