Coition vs Coitus - What's the difference?

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Coition is a synonym of coitus.


As nouns the difference between coition and coitus

is that coition is sexual intercourse while coitus is the coming together of male and female sex organs, sometimes in the act of sexual procreation; the male's penis is inserted into the female's vagina, usually until orgasm and ejaculation of semen occur; copulation.

coition

English

Noun

(-)
  • Sexual intercourse.
  • Synonyms

    * coitus

    coitus

    English

    (wikipedia coitus) (a little too encyclopedic)

    Alternative forms

    * (rare)

    Noun

    (-)
  • The coming together of male and female sex organs, sometimes in the act of sexual procreation; the male's penis is inserted into the female's vagina, usually until orgasm and ejaculation of semen occur; copulation.
  • * 2006 October 2nd, (Chuck Lorre) and (Bill Prady), (The Big Bang Theory) , “”, screenplay (revised first draft), act one, scene A (page 26):
  • :   Uh-huh.
    Wolowitz:   And you want us out because you’re anticipating coitus'?
    Leonard:   No, she’s just a friend.
    Wolowitz:   So she’s available for '
    coitus
    ?
    Leonard:   No, she’s – –

    Synonyms

    * carnal knowledge * coition * copulation * pareunia * sex act * sexual congress * sexual intercourse * sexual relation

    Derived terms

    * coital * coitarche * coitally * coitize * coitizer * coitus interruptus * coitus reservatus