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coupling Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
  2. noun a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
  3. noun the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    union; sexual union; pairing; conjugation; mating.
    • the casual couplings of adolescents
    • the mating of some species occurs only in the spring
  4. verb bring two objects, ideas, or people together
    pair; couple; mate; twin; match.
    • This fact is coupled to the other one
    • Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?
    • The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project
  5. verb link together
    couple; couple on; couple up.
    • can we couple these proposals?
  6. verb form a pair or pairs
    pair; pair off; couple; partner off.
    • The two old friends paired off
  7. verb engage in sexual intercourse
    pair; couple; mate; copulate.
    • Birds mate in the Spring

Coup"ling noun
  1. The act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union.
  2. (Mach.) A device or contrivance which serves to couple or connect adjacent parts or objects; as, a belt coupling, which connects the ends of a belt; a car coupling, which connects the cars in a train; a shaft coupling, which connects the ends of shafts.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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