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intercourse

[in-ter-kawrs, -kohrs] /ˈɪn tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs/
noun
1.
dealings or communication between individuals, groups, countries, etc.
2.
interchange of thoughts, feelings, etc.
3.
sexual relations or a sexual coupling, especially coitus.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English intercurse < Medieval Latin intercursus communication, trading, Latin: a running between. See inter-, course
Related forms
preintercourse, noun
Synonyms
1. trade, traffic, relations.
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intercourse

/ˈɪntəˌkɔːs/
noun
1.
communication or exchange between individuals; mutual dealings
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin intercursus business, from Latin intercurrere to run between, from currere to run
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Word Origin and History for inter course

intercourse

n.

mid-15c., "communication to and fro," from Old French entrecours "exchange, commerce," from Late Latin intercursus "a running between, intervention," from intercursus, past participle of intercurrere "to run between," from Latin inter- "between" (see inter-) + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Meaning "sexual relations" first recorded 1798, from earlier sense "social contact and relations" (1540s).

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inter course in Medicine

intercourse in·ter·course (ĭn'tər-kôrs')
n.

  1. Dealings or communications that occur between persons or groups.

  2. Sexual intercourse.

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