coition

noun
co·​i·​tion | \ kō-ˈi-shən How to pronounce coition (audio) \

Definition of coition

: coitus

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from coition

coitional \ kō-​ˈish-​nəl How to pronounce coition (audio) , -​ˈi-​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

Examples of coition in a Sentence

studied the frequency of coition in animals that mate for life
Recent Examples on the Web But the course of the hunt itself is unnameable and uncontrollable, like coition. Roberto Calasso, Harper's Magazine, "Becoming Human," 30 Mar. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'coition.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of coition

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coition

borrowed from Late Latin coitiōn-, coitiō, going back to Latin, "encounter, conspiracy," from coi-, variant stem of coīre "to come together, meet, have sexual intercourse" (from co- co- + īre "to go") + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at issue entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about coition

Time Traveler for coition

Time Traveler

The first known use of coition was in 1615

See more words from the same year

Statistics for coition

Cite this Entry

“Coition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coition. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for coition

coition

noun
co·​ition | \ kō-ˈish-ən How to pronounce coition (audio) \

Medical Definition of coition

: coitus

Other Words from coition

coitional \ -​ˈish-​nəl, -​ən-​ᵊl How to pronounce coition (audio) \ adjective

More from Merriam-Webster on coition

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for coition

Comments on coition

What made you want to look up coition? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!