• (British) IPA: /kɒp.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/


  1. (countable) The act of coupling or joining; union; conjunction.
  2. (uncountable) Sexual procreation between a man and a woman or transfer of the sperm from male to female; usually applied to the mating process in nonhuman animals; coitus; coition.
    • ca.1909, Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth, Letter VIII:
      Solomon, who was one of the Deity's favorities, had a copulation cabinet composed of seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines.
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