[kop-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌkɒp yəˈleɪ ʃən/
a joining together or coupling.
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.
copulation cop·u·la·tion (kŏp’yə-lā’shən)
[kop-yuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv] /ˈkɒp yəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv/ adjective 1. serving to unite or couple. 2. Grammar. 3. of or relating to sexual intercourse. noun 4. Grammar. a copulative word. /ˈkɒpjʊlətɪv/ adjective 1. serving to join or unite 2. of or characteristic of copulation 3. (grammar) (of a verb) having the nature of a copula
noun, Rhetoric. 1. a staccato effect produced by omitting copulative connectives between two or more items in a group, as in “Friends, Romans, countrymen.”.
[verb kop-yuh-leyt; adjective kop-yuh-lit] /verb ˈkɒp yəˌleɪt; adjective ˈkɒp yə lɪt/ verb (used without object), copulated, copulating. 1. to engage in sexual intercourse. adjective 2. connected; joined. /ˈkɒpjʊˌleɪt/ verb 1. (intransitive) to perform sexual intercourse v. early 15c., “to join,” from Latin copulatus, past participle of copulare “join together, couple, bind, link, unite,” from copula […]
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