coupling

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English couplyng; equivalent to couple +‎ -ing.

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coupling

  1. present participle of couple

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coupling (plural couplings)

  1. act of joining together to form a couple
    • 1960 June, “Talking of trains: The new Margam yard”, in Trains Illustrated, page 323:
      It is the first British yard in which every activity of hump marshalling, except for the driving of the hump locomotive and the uncoupling and coupling of wagons, is fully automatic or drastically simplified by modern aids.
  2. a device that couples two things together
  3. (computing) the degree of reliance between two program modules
  4. (electronics) a connection between two electronic circuits such that a signal can pass between them
  5. (physics) The property of physical systems that they are interacting with each other
  6. (sexuality) sexual intercourse

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

coupling

  1. Alternative form of couplyng