intercourse

[ in-ter-kawrs, -kohrs ]
/ ˈɪn tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs /

noun

dealings or communication between individuals, groups, countries, etc.
interchange of thoughts, feelings, etc.
sexual relations or a sexual coupling, especially coitus.

Origin of intercourse

1425–75; late Middle English intercurse < Medieval Latin intercursus communication, trading, Latin: a running between. See inter-, course

Related forms

pre·in·ter·course, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for intercourse

intercourse

/ (ˈɪntəˌkɔːs) /

noun

communication or exchange between individuals; mutual dealings

Word Origin for intercourse

C15: from Medieval Latin intercursus business, from Latin intercurrere to run between, from currere to run
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Medicine definitions for intercourse

intercourse

[ ĭntər-kôrs′ ]

n.

Dealings or communications that occur between persons or groups.
Sexual intercourse.
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