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Definition 1: the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes - [noun denoting act]

Samples where coupling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the casual couplings of adolescents
  • the mating of some species occurs only in the spring

Synonyms for coupling in the sense of this definition

(coupling is a kind of ...) activities associated with sexual intercourse

"they had sex in the back seat"

(... is a kind of coupling ) mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating

(... is a kind of coupling ) mating of individuals having traits more dissimilar than likely in random mating

(... is a kind of coupling ) (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

(... is a kind of coupling ) the act of mating closely related individuals

(... is a kind of coupling ) the act of mating by male animals

"the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"

Definition 2: a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for coupling in the sense of this definition

(coupling is a kind of ...) mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

(... is a kind of coupling ) a coupler shaped like the letter U with holes through each end so a bolt or pin can pass through the holes to complete the coupling; used to attach a drawbar to a plow or wagon or trailer etc.

(... is a kind of coupling ) a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism

"this year's model has an improved clutch"

(... is a kind of coupling ) an automotive power coupling

(... is a kind of coupling ) a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin

(... is a kind of coupling ) an oblong metal coupling with a swivel at one end and an internal thread at the other into which a threaded rod can be screwed in order to form a unit that can be adjusted for length or tension

(... is a kind of coupling ) coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions

"in motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps"

Definition 3: a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for coupling in the sense of this definition

(coupling is a kind of ...) an instrumentality that connects

"he soldered the connection" "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"

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