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sexual minority

Definition of Sexual Minority

(noun) An individual or group whose sexual identity differs from the social or cultural majority.

Sexual Minority Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈsɛkʃ(əw)əl məˈnɔrədi/
      • /ˈsɛkʃ(əw)əl maɪˈnɔrədi/
    • British English
      • /ˈsɛkʃʊəl mʌɪˈnɒrᵻti/
      • /ˈsɛkʃ(ᵿ)l mʌɪˈnɒrᵻti/
      • /ˈsɛksjʊ(ə)l mʌɪˈnɒrᵻti/
      • /ˈsɛkʃʊəl mᵻˈnɒrᵻti/
      • /ˈsɛkʃ(ᵿ)l mᵻˈnɒrᵻti/
      • /ˈsɛksjʊ(ə)l mᵻˈnɒrᵻti/
  • Syllabification: (sex·u·al mi·nor·i·ty)

Usage Note

  • Plural: sexual minorities

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Cite the Definition of Sexual Minority

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “sexual minority.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/sexual-minority/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

sexual minority. (2016). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/sexual-minority/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “sexual minority.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/sexual-minority/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“sexual minority.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2016. Web. 21 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/sexual-minority/>.