Definitions for couplingˈkʌp lɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cou•plingˈkʌp 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.

    Category: Machinery

  3. Category: Railroads

    Ref: coupler (def. 3). 3

  4. the association of two circuits or systems in such a way that power may be transferred from one to the other. a device or expedient to ensure this.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  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.

    Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses, Zoology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yoke, coupling(noun)

    a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together

  2. coupling, coupler(noun)

    a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects

  3. coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union(noun)

    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"


  1. coupling(Noun)

    act of joining together to form a couple

  2. coupling(Noun)

    a device that couples two things together

  3. coupling(Noun)

    the degree of reliance between two program modules

  4. coupling(Noun)

    a connection between two electronic circuits such that a signal can pass between them

  5. coupling(Noun)

    The property of physical systems that they are interacting with each other

  6. coupling(Noun)

    sexual intercourse

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coupling

    of Couple

  2. Coupling(noun)

    the act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union

  3. Coupling(noun)

    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


  1. Coupling

    A coupling is a device used to connect two shafts together at their ends for the purpose of transmitting power. Couplings do not normally allow disconnection of shafts during operation, however there are torque limiting couplings which can slip or disconnect when some torque limit is exceeded. The primary purpose of couplings is to join two pieces of rotating equipment while permitting some degree of misalignment or end movement or both. By careful selection, installation and maintenance of couplings, substantial savings can be made in reduced maintenance costs and downtime.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Coupling

    The joining of cells of a galvanic battery, of dynamos or of other devices, so as to produce different effects as desired. br />

Translations for coupling

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a link for joining things together

The railway carriage was damaged when the coupling broke.

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