It started by meaning mutual attraction, as of planets:
    While Titian was mixing rose madder
   His model sat poised on a ladder.
   Her position, to Titian, suggested coition
   So he nipped up the ladder and had her.
   (old limerick)

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  • Coition — Co*i tion, n. [L. coitio, fr. coire to come together; co + ire to go.] A coming together; sexual intercourse; copulation. Grew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coition — 1540s, going together, coming together, from L.L. coitionem (nom. coitio), noun of action from coitus, pp. of coire to go together, come together (see COITUS (Cf. coitus)). Meaning sexual copulation is attested in English from 1610s …   Etymology dictionary

  • coition — [kō ish′ən] n. [L coitio < coitus, pp. of coire < co , CO + ire, to go: see EXIT] sexual intercourse …   English World dictionary

  • coition — noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin coition , coitio a coming together, from coire to come together, from co + ire to go more at issue Date: 1615 coitus • coitional adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coition — coitional, adj. /koh ish euhn/, n. coitus. [1535 45; < L coition (s. of coitio) a coming together, equiv. to coi var. s. of coire to come together (co CO + ire to go) + tion TION] * * * …   Universalium

  • coition —   Ai, ei; panipani (vulgar); pulupulu.    ♦ Spirit who brought dreams of coition, Kaha ula …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • coition — См. coitus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • coition — noun /kəʊˈɪʃ(ə)n/ Sexual intercourse …   Wiktionary

  • coition — SYN: coitus. [L. co eo, pp. itus, to come together] * * * co·ition kō ish ən n COITUS co·ition·al ish nəl, ən əl adj * * * co·i·tion (ko ishґən) coitus …   Medical dictionary

  • coition — co·i·tion || kəʊ ɪʃn n. copulation, sexual intercourse, coupling …   English contemporary dictionary