coupling

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noun cou·pling \ˈkə-pliŋ (usual for 2), -pə-liŋ\

Definition of coupling

  1. 1 :  the act of bringing or coming together :  pairing; specifically :  sexual union

  2. 2 :  a device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent parts or objects

  3. 3 :  the joining of or the part of the body that joins the hindquarters to the forequarters of a quadruped

  4. 4 :  a means of electric connection of two electric circuits by having a part common to both

Examples of coupling in a sentence

  1. the couplings between railroad cars

  2. a coupling of literature and science

14th Century

First Known Use of coupling

14th century


COUPLING Defined for English Language Learners

coupling

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noun cou·pling \ˈkə-pliŋ (usual for 2), -pə-liŋ\

Definition of coupling for English Language Learners

  • : a device that connects two parts or things

  • : the act of having sex

  • : the act of combining two things


COUPLING Defined for Kids

coupling

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noun cou·pling \ˈkə-pling\

Definition of coupling for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of bringing or coming together <the coupling of the freight cars>

  2. 2 :  something that connects two parts or things <a pipe coupling>


Medical Dictionary

coupling

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noun cou·pling \ˈkəp-liŋ, -ə-liŋ\

Medical Definition of coupling

  1. 1:  the joint together with its supporting structures between the last lumbar vertebra and the sacrum that joins the hindquarters of a quadruped to the trunk; broadly :  the part of the body or the conformation and proportionate length of the part of the body that joins the hindquarters to the forequarters

  2. 2:  the tendency of linked traits to be inherited together in offspring of a double heterozygote when both dominant genes occur on one chromosome and both recessive genes occur on the homologous chromosome—compare repulsion

  3. 3:  bigeminy



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