coition

coition

[koh-ish-uhn]
noun

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin coitiōn- (stem of coitiō) a coming together, equivalent to coi- variant stem of coīre to come together (co- co- + īre to go) + -tiōn- -tion

coitional, adjective
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coitus or coition (ˈkəʊɪtəs, kəʊˈɪʃən)
 
n
technical terms for sexual intercourse
 
[C18 coitus: from Latin: a uniting, from coīre to meet, from īre to go]
 
coition or coition
 
n
 
[C18 coitus: from Latin: a uniting, from coīre to meet, from īre to go]
 
'coital or coition
 
adj

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coition
1540s, "going together," from L. coitionem, noun of action from coit-, pp. stem of coire (see coitus). Meaning "sexual copulation" is attested in Eng. from 1615.
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