copula

noun
cop·u·la | \ ˈkä-pyə-lə \

Definition of copula 

: something that connects: such as

a : the connecting link between subject and predicate of a proposition

b : linking verb

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The vandals tore off the door, knocked off the copula and removed a little bell inside. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "Vandals destroy north-side man's spirit to continue his Little Free Library," 6 July 2018 As Felix Salmon documents in Wired’s March 2009 cover story, when hedge funds got hold of a formula that seemed to work — like David X. Li’s Guassian copula function — the damage quickly spread everywhere. Daniel Roth, WIRED, "The Plight of the Quants," 11 Mar. 2009

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First Known Use of copula

1619, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for copula

Latin, bond — more at couple

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copula

noun
cop·u·la | \ ˈkäp-yə-lə \
plural copulas also copulae\-ˌlē \

Medical Definition of copula 

1 : a connecting anatomical structure

2 : sexual union : copulation

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