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coupled, past participle; couples, 3rd person singular present; coupling, present participle; coupled, past tense;
  1. Combine
    • - a sense of hope is coupled with a palpable sense of loss
  2. Connect (a railroad vehicle or a piece of equipment) to another
    • - a cable is coupled up to one of the wheels
  3. Join to form a pair

  4. Have sexual intercourse

  5. Connect (two electrical components) using electromagnetic induction, electrostatic charge, or an optical link
    • - networks of coupled oscillators

  1. conjugate: joined together especially in a pair or pairs
  2. connected by a link, as railway cars or trailer trucks
  3. (couple) a pair who associate with one another; "the engaged couple"; "an inseparable twosome"
  4. (couple) match: bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
  5. (couple) a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
  6. (couple) link together; "can we couple these proposals?"
  7. (Couple (mechanics)) A Couple is a system of forces with a resultant (a.k.a. net, or sum) moment but no resultant force.Dynamics, Theory and Applications by T.R. Kane and D.A. Levinson, 1985, pp. 90-99: Another term for a couple is a pure moment. ...
  8. A coupling is a device used to connect two shafts together at their ends for the purpose of transmitting power. Couplings do not normally allow disconnection of shafts during operation, though there do exist torque limiting couplings which can slip or disconnect when some torque limit is exceeded.
  9. (Coupling (computer science)) In computer science, coupling or dependency is the degree to which each program module relies on each one of the other modules.
  10. (Coupling (electronics)) In electronics and telecommunication, coupling is the desirable or undesirable transfer of energy from one medium, such as a metallic wire or an optical fiber, to another medium, including fortuitous transfer.
  11. (Coupling (physics)) In physics, two systems are coupled if they are interacting with each other. Of special interest is the coupling of two (or more) vibratory systems (e.g. pendula or resonant circuits) by means of springs or magnetic fields, etc. ...
  12. (Coupling (piping)) A Coupling (aka coupler) (piping or plumbing) is a very short length of pipe or tube, with a socket at one or both ends that allows two pipes or tubes to be welded (steel), brazed or soldered (copper, brass etc.) together.
  13. (coupling) the act of joining together to form a couple; a device that couples two things together; sexual intercourse; a connection between two electronic circuits such that a signal can pass between them; The property of physical systems that they are interacting with each other
  14. (Couple) Two dissimilar conductors in electrical contact. An electromotive force is created under proper electrolytic influences or during heating.
  15. (couple) Two side-by-side dancers facing the same direction.
  16. (Couple) Two hounds. Hounds are numbered in couples, because it's easier to count them quickly in twos. Also, to attach two hounds together with couples.
  17. (Couple) Two equal, opposite and parallel forces which create rotational force.
  18. (Couple) A husband and wife legally married under the laws of any state or territorial possession of the United States or of any foreign country.
  19. (Couple) A system of forces composed of two equal forces of opposite direction, offset by a distance. A couple is statically equivalent to a moment whose magnitude equals the magnitude of the force times the offset distance.
  20. (Couple) defined under de facto property settlement law as two persons who live together on a genuine domestic basis in a relationship based on intimacy, trust and personal commitment to each other. People who are co-tenants of a property are not necessarily a couple
  21. (Couple) the 12 oldest mesenteries originate in a different way from those which follow in that they arise bilaterally on opposite sides of the directive axis. Each such "pair" has been called a "couple". ...
  22. (couple) n.  two people or things that are seen together or associated, esp a man and woman together
  23. (Coupling) Energy transfer between circuits, equipments, or systems.
  24. (Coupling) In plumbing, a short collar with only inside threads at each end, for receiving the ends of two pipes which are to be fitted and joined together. A right/left coupling is one used to join 2 gas pipes in limited space.
  25. (coupling) Straight, sleeve-like fitting with female connections at both ends.