coition 1540s, "going together, coming together," from L.L. coitionem (nom. coitio), noun of action from coitus, pp. of coire "to go together, come together" (see COITUS (Cf. coitus)). Meaning "sexual copulation" is attested in English from 1610s.

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  • Coition — Co*i tion, n. [L. coitio, fr. coire to come together; co + ire to go.] A coming together; sexual intercourse; copulation. Grew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coition — [kō ish′ən] n. [L coitio < coitus, pp. of coire < co , CO + ire, to go: see EXIT] sexual intercourse …   English World dictionary

  • coition — noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin coition , coitio a coming together, from coire to come together, from co + ire to go more at issue Date: 1615 coitus • coitional adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coition — coitional, adj. /koh ish euhn/, n. coitus. [1535 45; < L coition (s. of coitio) a coming together, equiv. to coi var. s. of coire to come together (co CO + ire to go) + tion TION] * * * …   Universalium

  • coition —    copulation    It started by meaning mutual attraction, as of planets:     While Titian was mixing rose madder    His model sat poised on a ladder.    Her position, to Titian, suggested coition    So he nipped up the ladder and had her.    (old …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • coition —   Ai, ei; panipani (vulgar); pulupulu.    ♦ Spirit who brought dreams of coition, Kaha ula …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • coition — См. coitus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • coition — noun /kəʊˈɪʃ(ə)n/ Sexual intercourse …   Wiktionary

  • coition — SYN: coitus. [L. co eo, pp. itus, to come together] * * * co·ition kō ish ən n COITUS co·ition·al ish nəl, ən əl adj * * * co·i·tion (ko ishґən) coitus …   Medical dictionary

  • coition — co·i·tion || kəʊ ɪʃn n. copulation, sexual intercourse, coupling …   English contemporary dictionary

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