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coupling

noun

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1 a place where two or more things are united
  • the coupling between two train cars

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2 the act or an instance of joining two or more things into one
  • credited with the coupling of several existing ideas into a single thesis

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3 sexual union involving penetration of the vagina by the penis
  • the zoo announced that the giant pandas' most recent coupling was successful and that a cub was expected in March

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coupling

verb
present participle of couple

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2 to put or bring together so as to form a new and longer whole
  • if you couple the two extension cords, the connection should be long enough to reach the next room

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The first known use of coupling was in the 14th century

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“Coupling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/coupling. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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