Examples from the Web for copulation
If copulation occurs within a reasonable time after the arrival of the ovum, it is impregnated or fertilized.Private Sex Advice to Women|R. B. Armitage
But why not also with respect to conception, which takes place undoubtedly with one act of copulation?The City of God, Volume I|Aurelius Augustine
What can there be in the act of copulation necessitating such complex and diversified apparatus?More Letters of Charles Darwin|Charles Darwin
These are laid in the spring of the year, and one copulation of the male bird is sufficient to fertilize the entire clutch.The Dollar Hen|Milo M. Hastings
Copulation is effected by quick acts, reiterated two or three times, lasting a quarter of an hour.The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
Word Origin and History for copulation
late 14c., "coupling," from Middle French copulation "mating, copulation" (14c.), from Latin copulationem (nominative copulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of copulare (see copulate). Of the sex act from late 15c., and this became the main sense from 16c.