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significant other

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person, such as a spouse or lover, with whom one shares a long-term sexual relationship.
  • n. A person, such as a family member or close friend, who is important or influential in one's life: "The most important variable in successful smoking cessation is the support of significant others in the new nonsmoker's life” ( Carolyn Reuben).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One's romantic partner, regardless of marital status or gender.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship

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