Sex Determination

Science / Genetics / Sex Determination: The mechanism in a given species by which sex is determined: in many species sex is determined at fertilization by the nature of the sperm that fertilizes the egg.

Other Words for Determination

Determination Verb Synonyms: resoluteness, resolution, firmness, resolve, steadfastness, tenacity, perseverance, fortitude, doggedness, persistence, constancy, single-mindedness, will (power), grit, guts
Determination Noun Synonyms: settlement, resolution, resolving, decision, solution, judgment, verdict, outcome, result, upshot, conclusion, end, termination

Other Words for Sex

Sex Noun Synonyms: gender


Science / Astrology / Sextile: The sixth harmonic, 60°; a major easy aspect considered beneficial and opportune. MORE

Sextuple Meter

Entertainment / Music / Sextuple Meter: Compound metrical pattern of six beats to a measure. (1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6). Notice that each beat subdivides into three rather than two. MORE

Sexual Abuse

Life Style / Adoption / Sexual Abuse: The employment, use, persuasion, inducement, enticement or coercion of any child to engage in, or assist any other person to engage in, any sexually explicit conduct or any simulation of such conduct MORE


Entertainment / Music / Sextet: A set of six musicians who perform a composition written for six parts. MORE


Life Style / Poetry / Sextain: a stanza or poem or six lines: aaabab: the Robert Burns stanza, ababcc: For example, Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis and William Wordsworth's 'I wandered lonely as a cloud.' aabccb or aabaab: cf. Rime MORE

Sex Reassignment

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Sex Reassignment : Refers to surgical alteration, which is a part of 'transition.' MORE