[ koh-ish-uh n ]
/ koʊˈɪʃ ən /


Nearby words

  1. coire,
  2. coistrel,
  3. coit,
  4. coital,
  5. coital exanthema,
  6. coitus,
  7. coitus interruptus,
  8. coitus reservatus,
  9. cojones,
  10. coke

Origin of coition

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

Related formsco·i·tion·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coition

Word Origin and History for coition



1540s, "going together, coming together," from Late Latin coitionem (nominative coitio), noun of action from coitus, past participle of coire "to go together, come together" (see coitus). Meaning "sexual copulation" is attested in English from 1610s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper