Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Sexual orientation of women to women.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Homosexual relations between women.

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  • noun Female homosexuality; the state (of a woman) of being attracted to other women.

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

  • noun female homosexuality

Etymologies

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lesbian +‎ -ism

Examples

  • That said, lesbianism is at least given some page-time, as is female masturbation, and some sexual fetishes are also explored without excessive jokes at those men with “peculiar humours,” such as the gentleman with a love of hair-brushing.

    fanny hill « paper fruit

  • We have a society where lesbianism is the normative state, and where heterosexuality dooms one to a life of loneliness and stigma.

    "This goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on..."

  • To be honest, I think lesbianism is the go-to sexuality for these sort of corporate creative ventures — comics, TV series — when they want to make an effort to be cool with Teh Gayz but not take too much of a risk ... [read on]

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • To be honest, I think lesbianism is the go-to sexuality for these sort of corporate creative ventures — comics, TV series — when they want to make an effort to be cool with Teh Gayz but not take too much of a risk ... [read on]

    On Batwoman

  • Your argument against lesbianism is about pregnancy and abortions?

    Think Progress » ACLU will sue high school that canceled prom to stop lesbians from attending.

  • That said, lesbianism is at least given some page-time, as is female masturbation, and some sexual fetishes are also explored without excessive jokes at those men with “peculiar humours,” such as the gentleman with a love of hair-brushing.

    2010 February « paper fruit

  • Yet given that lesbianism is absent from biblical literature and very rare in Hellenistic literature, one must import modern ideas into the text to get a condemnation of female homosexuality.

    Fighting Gay Marriage without calling people names

  • The only possible reference to lesbianism is Romans 1: 26-27.

    Fighting Gay Marriage without calling people names

  • In Lanser's essay, lesbianism is the mystery encoded by poetic form; the skilled interpreter is able to unwrap the mystery by close attention to "sapphic tropes": "The transgressive potential of female friendship ... urged the inscription of female intimacies into the ambiguities of figuration."

    Romantic Loves: A Response to _Historicizing Romantic Sexuality_

  • In the tape released by the campaign of Brad Carson, the Democratic candidate, Coburn says a campaign worker from Coalgate told him that lesbianism is so rampant in some of the schools in southeast Oklahoma that they'll only let one girl go to the bathroom.

    October 2004

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