lesbianism
noun Date: 1870 female homosexuality

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lesbianism — LESBIANÍSM s.n. Homosexualitate feminină; safism, tribadism. [pr.: bi a ] – Lesbian + suf. ism. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  LESBIANÍSM s. (med.) safism, tribadism. Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime  lesbianísm …   Dicționar Român

  • Lesbianism — Les bi*an*ism, n. (Med.) Homosexual relations between women. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lesbianism — 1870, from LESBIAN (Cf. lesbian) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lesbianism — /lez bee euh niz euhm/, n. homosexual relations between women. [1865 70; LESBIAN + ISM] * * * also called sapphism or female homosexuality, the quality or state of intense emotional and usually erotic attraction of a woman to another woman. First …   Universalium

  • lesbianism — [[t]le̱zbiənɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Lesbianism refers to homosexual relationships between women or the preference that a woman shows for sexual relationships with women. ...today s increased public awareness of lesbianism …   English dictionary

  • lesbianism — lesbian ► NOUN ▪ a homosexual woman. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ referring to lesbians or lesbianism. DERIVATIVES lesbianism noun. ORIGIN from Lesbos, Greek island and home of Sappho (early 7th century BC), who expressed affection for women in her poetry …   English terms dictionary

  • Lesbianism — Female homosexuality. Also called sapphism (after the lesbian poet Sappho). * * * Homosexuality between women. SYN: sapphism. [G. lesbios, relating to the island of Lesbos] * * * les·bi·an·ism lez bē ə .niz əm n female homosexuality * * * n.… …   Medical dictionary

  • lesbianism — noun female homosexuality Syn: homosexuality …   Wiktionary

  • lesbianism — Synonyms and related words: active algolagnia, algolagnia, algolagny, amphierotism, autoeroticism, bisexuality, coprophilia, exhibitionism, fetishism, heterosexuality, homoeroticism, homosexualism, homosexuality, incest, incestuousness, masochism …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lesbianism — les·bi·an·ism || lezbɪənɪzm n. female homosexuality (sexual attraction to members of the same sex) …   English contemporary dictionary

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