the act of a person or thing that couples.
a device for joining two rotating shafts semipermanently at their ends so as to transmit torque from one to the other.: Compare clutch1 (def. 12a).
a part with an inside thread for connecting two pipes of the same diameter.
a fitting at the end of a length of hose into which the end of another such length can be screwed or fitted.
Railroads. coupler (def. 3).
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.
a short length of plumbing pipe having each end threaded on the inside.
the part of the body between the tops of the shoulder blades and the tops of the hip joints in a dog, horse, etc.
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How to use coupling in a sentence
The dangers of this ideological coupling should not be underestimated.Viktor Orbán laid out his dark worldview to the American right — and they loved it | Zack Beauchamp | August 5, 2022 | Vox
Next up, scientists want to observe the lighter particles’ couplings.How physicists are probing the Higgs boson 10 years after its discovery | Emily Conover | June 29, 2022 | Science News
Some studies go so far as to suggest that the 30-year decrease in the rate of coupling can be attributed largely to global trade and the 30-year decrease in the number of stable and well-paying jobs for American men that it brought with it.Men Are Now More Likely to Be Single Than Women. It's Not a Good Sign | Belinda Luscombe | October 5, 2021 | Time
Therapeutic deep brain stimulation reduces cortical phase-amplitude coupling in Parkinson’s disease.How to Unlearn a Disease - Issue 103: Healthy Communication | Kelly Clancy | July 14, 2021 | Nautilus
What Matt Lohstroh, the co-founder of the startup Giga Energy Solutions, wanted to show with the video was that the coupling of those two environmentally dirty industries could in fact make both cleaner.
In fact, this is the only coupling in the film that makes any sense.Revisiting ‘Valentine’s Day,’ the Star-Studded V-Day Movie Disasterpiece | Marina Watts | February 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
coupling, Skins, Free Agents: Huge in the U.K., one-season flops in the U.S.British Raunchfest ‘The Inbetweeners Movie’ Tries to Make Its Mark in America | Kevin Fallon | September 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
But in some ways, Graham and DeMint offer the perfect coupling.
At $75,000 per coupling, the potential profits are staggering.
The natural result was that anything further than unison coupling was seldom attempted.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
The hose coupling makes it easy to connect the motor directly to the water faucet.
The end of the coupling having the small hole was slipped on the pump shaft and fastened with two setscrews.
The motor shaft being a little loose in the coupling, gave it a chance to work free without binding.
One end is provided with a regular coupling for connecting it to the line of good hose.
British Dictionary definitions for coupling
a mechanical device that connects two things
a device for connecting railway cars or trucks together
the part of the body of a horse, dog, or other quadruped that lies between the forequarters and the hindquarters
electronics the act or process of linking two or more circuits so that power can be transferred between them usually by mutual induction, as in a transformer, or by means of a capacitor or inductor common to both circuits: See also direct coupling
physics an interaction between different properties of a system, such as a group of atoms or nuclei, or between two or more systems
genetics the occurrence of two specified nonallelic genes from the same parent on the same chromosome
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