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asexuality

Definition of Asexuality

(noun) Lacking or having minimal sexual attraction, desire, or interest towards others.

Asexuality Pronunciation

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Syllabification: a·sex·u·al·i·ty

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– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌeɪˌsɛkʃəˈwælədi/
  • British English – /(ˌ)eɪsɛkʃʊˈalᵻti/

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Cite the Definition of Asexuality Definition

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “asexuality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved February 24, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/asexuality/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

asexuality. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/asexuality/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “asexuality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed February 24, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/asexuality/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“asexuality.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 24 Feb. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/asexuality/>.