Sex meaning

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The definition of sex is any function or behavior involved with reproduction.

An example of sex is an act to create a baby.

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Six.
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Six.

Sexpartite.

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Anything connected with sexual gratification or reproduction or the urge for these; esp., the attraction of those of one sex for those of the other.
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To ascertain the sex of (chickens, etc.)
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Sex education.

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Either of two divisions, male and female, into which most sexually reproducing organisms are grouped. Sex is usually determined by anatomy, the makeup of the sex chromosomes, and the type and amount of hormones produced. When the sex of an organism is determined by the sex chromosomes, males and females are generally produced in equal numbers. In other organisms, such as bees and wasps, in which females develop from fertilized eggs and males develop from unfertilized eggs, distribution of the sexes is unequal.
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The genitalia.
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The definition of sex is the classification of people as male or female, typically assigned at birth based on the appearance of external anatomy.

An example of sex is female.

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The genitals.
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A form of sexa-, meaning six.
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The character of being male or female; all the attributes by which males and females are distinguished.
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The genitals.
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To determine the sex of an organism.
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To determine the sex of (an organism).
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Either of the two divisions, male or female, into which persons, animals, or plants are divided, with reference to their reproductive functions.
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Females or males considered as a group.

Dormitories that house only one sex.

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One's identity as either female or male.
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One's identity as either female or male.
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Females or males considered as a group.

Dormitories that house only one sex.

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sex up
  • To arouse sexually.
  • To give appealing or titillating characteristics to.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of sex

  • < L sex, six

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Latin from sex six s(w)eks in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Latin sexus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin sex- (six).

    From Wiktionary