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cou·pling

 (kŭp′lĭng)
n.
1. The act of linking together or forming couples.
2. The act of uniting sexually.
3. A device that links or connects.
4. Electronics The transfer of electricity from one circuit to another.
5. Chemistry Facilitation or acceleration of one chemical process due to the presence or action of another.
6. The body part of a four-footed animal that connects the hindquarters to the forequarters.

coupling

(ˈkʌplɪŋ)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a mechanical device that connects two things
2. (Railways) a device for connecting railway cars or trucks together
3. (Anatomy) the part of the body of a horse, dog, or other quadruped that lies between the forequarters and the hindquarters
4. (Electronics) electronics the act or process of linking two or more circuits so that power can be transferred between them usually by mutual induction, as in a transformer, or by means of a capacitor or inductor common to both circuits. See also direct coupling
5. (General Physics) physics an interaction between different properties of a system, such as a group of atoms or nuclei, or between two or more systems
6. (Genetics) genetics the occurrence of two specified nonallelic genes from the same parent on the same chromosome

cou•pling

(ˈkʌp lɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of one that couples.
2. a device for joining two rotating shafts semipermanently at their ends so as to transmit torque from one to the other.
4.
a. the association of two circuits or systems in such a way that power may be transferred from one to the other.
b. a device or expedient to ensure this.
5. the part of the body between the tops of the shoulder blades and the tops of the hip joints in a dog, horse, etc.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coupling - a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move togethercoupling - a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
connecter, connector, connective, connection, connexion - an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
2.coupling - a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objectscoupling - a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
clevis - a coupler shaped like the letter U with holes through each end so a bolt or pin can pass through the holes to complete the coupling; used to attach a drawbar to a plow or wagon or trailer etc.
clutch - a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism; "this year's model has an improved clutch"
fluid drive - an automotive power coupling
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
swivel - a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
turnbuckle - an oblong metal coupling with a swivel at one end and an internal thread at the other into which a threaded rod can be screwed in order to form a unit that can be adjusted for length or tension
universal joint, universal - coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions; "in motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps"
3.coupling - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposescoupling - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
assortative mating - mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating
disassortative mating - mating of individuals having traits more dissimilar than likely in random mating
hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding, crossbreeding, crossing, cross - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
inbreeding - the act of mating closely related individuals
servicing, service - the act of mating by male animals; "the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"

coupling

noun
A point or position at which two or more things are joined:
Translations
وَصلة مَكبات السكَّة الحَديديَّه
připojeníspřahlo
kobling
tengibúnaîur
kavrama

coupling

[ˈkʌplɪŋ] N
1. (Tech) → acoplamiento m (Aut, Rail) → enganche m
2. (sexual) → cópula f

coupling

n
(= linking)Verbindung f; (of carriages etc)Kopplung f; the continual coupling of his name with …dass sein Name ständig mit … in Verbindung gebracht wird/wurde
(= mating)Paarung f
(= linking device)Kupplung f

coupling

[ˈkʌplɪŋ] n (Rail) → agganciamento

couple

(ˈkapl) noun
1. two; a few. Can I borrow a couple of chairs?; I knew a couple of people at the party, but not many.
2. a man and wife, or a boyfriend and girlfriend. a married couple; The young couple have a child.
verb
to join together. The coaches were coupled (together), and the train set off.
ˈcouplet (-lit) noun
two lines of verse, one following the other, which rhyme with each other.
ˈcoupling noun
a link for joining things together. The railway carriage was damaged when the coupling broke.
References in classic literature ?
The midnight local had finished its work in Wines- burg and the trainsmen were coupling cars, swing- ing lanterns and preparing to resume their flight east.
You see, blacksmith," said the sergeant, who had by this time picked out Joe with his eye, "we have had an accident with these, and I find the lock of one of 'em goes wrong, and the coupling don't act pretty.
More than eight hundred miles of hard travelling, and many weary days, had it cost them; and the sufferings connected with it rendered it hateful in their remembrance, so that the Canadian voyageurs always spoke of it as "La maudite riviere enragee" - the accursed mad river - thus coupling a malediction with its name.
Most of her companions had seen the house often, and were now coupling themselves in the grounds according to their sympathies, so that it was easy for Vogelstein to offer the benefit of his own experience to the most inquisitive member of the party.
They shake hands and embrace each other over and over again, the trooper still coupling his "How do you do, my dear old fellow
The coupling of their names in this manner caused Cassandra's heart to leap with pleasure.
But I believe Casaubon was only jealous of him on Dorothea's account, and the world will suppose that she gave him some reason; and that is what makes it so abominable-- coupling her name with this young fellow's.
Then he ran out upon the platform just as the engine whistled twice in the final warning that precedes the first rumbling jerk of coupling pins.
So long as gossip busied itself in coupling their names together, any other vagaries of the doctor's passed unobserved.
Grace' with much emphasis; which word, entering the portals of Mr Willet's brain as they stood ajar, and coupling itself with the words 'before meat,' which were there ranging about, did in time suggest a particular kind of meat together with that description of vegetable which is usually its companion.
Coupling the poor girl's intelligence with my previous knowledge, and the result of our good friend's inquiries on the spot, I left him no loophole of escape, and laid bare the whole villainy which by these lights became plain as day.
Coupling together many circumstances which had at first escaped his observation, he thought I had not treated her well.