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EtymologyEdit

From French couplet

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ˈkəplɨt/

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couplet (plural couplets)

  1. (literature) A pair of lines with rhyming end words.
  2. A pair of one-way streets which carry opposing directions of traffic through gridded urban areas.
    5th Street is one-way west only and 6th Street is one-way east only. Together, they form a couplet in Downtown Los Angeles.
  3. (taxonomy) A pair of two mutually exclusive choices in a dichotomous key.
    • 2001, Stephen T. Ross, The Inland Fishes of Mississippi, page 33:
      The dichotomous keys are constructed so that each couplet presents a set of alternative choices.
    • 2004, Shin'ichiro Ishikawa, An Exploration of a New Poetic Expression Beyond Dichotomy:
      As long as the correct statement of each couplet is chosen, and the unknown organism is included in the key, a confident identification is usually achieved.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French couplet.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cou‧plet

NounEdit

couplet n (plural coupletten, diminutive coupletje n)

  1. verse of a song

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

couple +‎ -et.

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couplet m (plural couplets)

  1. (literature) couplet

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