coupling

[ kuhp-ling ]
/ ˈkʌp lɪŋ /

noun

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Origin of coupling

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at couple, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for coupling

coupling
/ (ˈkʌplɪŋ) /

noun

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 circuitsSee 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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Medical definitions for coupling

coupling
[ kŭplĭng ]

n.

The act of uniting sexually.
bigeminal rhythm
The configuration of two different mutant genes on the same chromosome, leading to the likelihood they will both either be inherited or omitted in the next generation.
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