What does coupling mean?

Definitions for coupling
ˈkʌp lɪŋcou·pling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yoke, couplingnoun

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

  2. coupling, couplernoun

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

  3. coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual unionnoun

    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. couplingnoun

    act of joining together to form a couple

  2. couplingnoun

    a device that couples two things together

  3. couplingnoun

    the degree of reliance between two program modules

  4. couplingnoun

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

  5. couplingnoun

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

  6. couplingnoun

    sexual intercourse

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coupling

    of Couple

  2. Couplingnoun

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

  3. Couplingnoun

    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 />

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coupling in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coupling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of coupling in a Sentence

  1. Lee Seong-hyon:

    China is already de-coupling, a high-level North Korean delegation just completed an 11-day economic tour of China's industrial cities.

  2. Nancy Hogshead-Makar:

    The coupling of sexism and sport, having this be an exclusionary practice, is still a strong one.

  3. Faii Ong:

    That's exactly what we're doing with the glove, except that we are hiking it up. We're spinning the disk faster than a jet turbine, at about 20,000 rpm and we are coupling that directly to the hand.

  4. Gabrielle Union:

    For women in Hollywood, when they’re coupling, everything is about the brand. Everything is about latching on to a rising star, so you can kick your heels up. That’s never been my story, ever, i make sure to let people know all of the hard work that’s gone into my career. I want people to know the work that it took to get through UCLA, that I had student loans and worked. I was eating Top Ramen and lived well below my means. Now that it’s time to get married to a man who happens to play basketball and has done well for himself, I want to make it clear that I have in no way hitched my wagon to his star. I have my own wagon and star.

  5. Point Carbon:

    Flow-based market coupling will release extra transmission capacity which has not been available to the market so far, making better use of infrastructure, more use of cross-border capacity means more price convergence.

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  • اقترانArabic
  • съединител, чифтосванеBulgarian
  • Kopplung, EinkopplungGerman
  • yhdistäminen, kytkentä, yhteenliittäminen, yhde, liitinFinnish
  • dépendanceFrench
  • युग्मनHindi
  • tengelykapcsolóHungarian
  • accoppiamentoItalian
  • ಜೋಡಣೆKannada
  • sprzęganie, sprzęg, sprzężeniePolish
  • зависимость, связь, соединитель, контакт, связанность, сцепка, муфта, стыковка, соединениеRussian
  • bağlamaTurkish
  • 耦合Chinese

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. incumbent
    • B. butch
    • C. adscripted
    • D. defiant

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