Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of intromitting; introduction or admission.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the state of being allowed to enter; admittance
  • n. the act of allowing to enter; admission
  • n. putting one thing into another; insertion
  • n. copulation
  • n. An intermeddling with the affairs of another, either on legal grounds or without authority.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of sending in or of putting in; insertion.
  • n. The insertion of the male copulatory organ into the female in the process of coitus.
  • n. The act of letting go in; admission.
  • n. An intermeddling with the affairs of another, either on legal grounds or without authority.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of sending or putting in; insertion, as of one body within another; introduction within.
  • n. The act of taking in or admitting; admission within.
  • n. In Scots and old English law, an interfering with the effects of another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of putting one thing into another

Etymologies

Medieval Latin intrōmissiō, intrōmissiōn-, usurpation, from Latin intrōmissus, past participle of intrōmittere, to intromit; see intromit.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin intro-', "into", + mission, "sending", from Latin missio, from perfect passive participle missus, "sent", from verb mittere, "send", + noun of action -io. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • /in tro MISH un/ n · Insertion of the penis into the vagina.

    August 7, 2008

  • Then my work here is done. :)

    December 5, 2007

  • HA! I love the comments on this page... sionnach, you made me laugh out loud...

    December 5, 2007

  • Intromission ... isn't that half-time at the movies when you go and find something to lick?

    December 5, 2007

  • We can be grateful that manumission has a completely non-pornographic, non-insertion-related meaning.

    Because, yanno, fist can also be used as a verb. And that's really all I care to say about that.

    December 5, 2007

  • : the act or process of intromitting; especially : the insertion or period of insertion of the penis in the vagina in copulation

    December 5, 2007