Definition of copulation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkɒpjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
Sexual intercourse: males may seek copulation with the breeding female
More example sentences
  • Same-sex copulation and bonding are common in hundreds of species, from bonobo apes to gulls.
  • 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.
informal nooky
British informal bonking, rumpy pumpy, a bit of the other, how's your father
South African informal pata-pata
vulgar slang screwing, fucking
British vulgar slang shagging
formal coitus, coition, fornication
archaic carnal knowledge, congress, commerce

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