Definition of copulation in English:

copulation

noun

mass noun
  • Sexual intercourse.

    ‘males may seek copulation with the breeding female’
    • ‘In the laboratory, golden egg bugs copulate repeatedly, with copulations often lasting [greater than] 10 hours.’
    • ‘According to law you've got to disclose such a fact prior to copulation.’
    • ‘Some religious tenets and social conventions ban copulation between unmarried couples or limit coitus to certain postures or positions.’
    • ‘Due to a purely biological function, a tigress in oestrus goes through an intensive mating cycle that requires, as research indicates, copulation every 15 minutes resulting in 50 or 60 encounters over a couple of days.’
    • ‘Same-sex copulation and bonding are common in hundreds of species, from bonobo apes to gulls.’
    sexual intercourse, sex, intercourse, lovemaking, making love, sexual relations, anal penetration, sexual penetration, vaginal penetration
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Pronunciation

copulation

/ˌkɒpjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/