Meaning of COUPLING in English

COUPLING

n.

Pronunciation: ' k ə -pli ŋ ( usual for 2 ), -p ə -li ŋ

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 : the act of bringing or coming together : PAIRING specifically : sexual union

2 : a device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent parts or objects

3 : the joining of or the part of the body that joins the hindquarters to the forequarters of a quadruped

4 : a means of electric connection of two electric circuits by having a part common to both

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.