Definition of Coupling

1. Noun. A connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together.

Exact synonyms: Yoke
Generic synonyms: Connecter, Connection, Connective, Connector, Connexion
Derivative terms: Couple, Yoke, Yoke

2. Noun. A mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects.
Exact synonyms: Coupler
Specialized synonyms: Clevis, Clutch, Fluid Drive, Swivel, Turnbuckle, Universal, Universal Joint
Generic synonyms: Mechanical Device
Derivative terms: Couple, Couple

3. Noun. The act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes. "The mating of some species occurs only in the spring"

Definition of Coupling

1. n. The act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union.

Definition of Coupling

1. Noun. act of joining together to form a couple ¹

2. Noun. a device that couples two things together ¹

3. Noun. (computing) the degree of reliance between two program modules ¹

4. Noun. (electronics) a connection between two electronic circuits such that a signal can pass between them ¹

5. Noun. (physics) The property of physical systems that they are interacting with each other ¹

6. Noun. (sexuality) sexual intercourse ¹

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Definition of Coupling

1. a joining device [n -S]

Medical Definition of Coupling

1. The linking of two independent processes by a common intermediate, for example the coupling of electron transport to oxidative phosphorylation or the ATP ADP conversion to transport processes. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coupling

coupled pulse
coupled reaction
coupled rhythm
coupled transport
coupling defect
coupling factor
coupling factors
coupling interval
coupling phase
coupon bond
coupon code
coupon codes
coupon site

Literary usage of Coupling

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The carbon-carbon coupling in neopentane was determined for natural abundance ... The coupling constant was obtained from the positions of the lines arising ..."

2. The Elements of Machine Design by William Cawthorne Unwin (1903)
"A flexible coupling, or one whirl) will connect two shafts when not quite ... The Raffard coupling, which has been a good deal used on the Continent for ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1887)
"In the propo-ed carriage coupling a screw-coupling is used as at present, ... In the act of coupling up, the screw-coupling is first hitched on to the ..."

4. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"Differential coupling.—An extensible coupling designed for varying the speed of ... Disk coupling.—A permanent coupling consisting of two disks keyed on the ..."

5. The Plough, the Loom, and the Anvil (1856)
"THE foregoing cut gives various views of a carriage shaft coupling, coming rapidly into ... 1 is" a view of the coupling attached to a section of the axle, ..."

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