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cop·u·late

 (kŏp′yə-lāt′)
intr.v. cop·u·lat·ed, cop·u·lat·ing, cop·u·lates
1. To engage in sexual intercourse in which the penis is inserted into the vagina.
2. To transfer male reproductive cells from one individual to another, usually into an internal organ or cavity, such as a cloaca. Used of animals.
adj. (-lĭt)
Coupled; joined.

[Latin cōpulāre, cōpulāt-, to join together, from cōpula, link.]

cop′u·la′tion n.
cop′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.copulation - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a womancopulation - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
insemination - the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female
nookie, nooky, piece of tail, roll in the hay, screwing, screw - slang for sexual intercourse
hank panky - illicit sexual intercourse
penetration - the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman
criminal congress, unlawful carnal knowledge - forbidden or tabu sexual intercourse between individuals
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copulation

noun sexual intercourse, love, sex, lovemaking, the other (informal), coupling, congress, mating, intimacy, sex act, nookie (slang), coitus, carnal knowledge, rumpy-pumpy (slang), legover (slang), venery (archaic), coition Couples engaged in acts of copulation in full view of the public.
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Translations

copulation

[ˌkɒpjʊˈleɪʃən] Ncópula f
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copulation

[ˌkɒpjʊˈleɪʃən] ncopulation f
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copulation

nKopulation f
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copulation

[ˌkɒpjʊˈleɪʃn] ncopula, accoppiamento
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cop·u·la·tion

n. copulación, relaciones sexuales.
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The videos were then analyzed to develop an ethogram of the three stages of breeding for both males and females: (i) precopulation display and response; (ii) copulation behavior; and (iii) post-copulation behavior (i.e..
In most Phalangopsidae species whose copulation behavior has been studied, the male inclines his tegmina over his head exposing the dorsal region of the thorax.
Non-reproductive copulation behavior among Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Huangshan, China.