Definition of coupling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkʌplɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌplɪŋ//
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  1. 1[usually singular] an action of joining or combining two things a coupling of Mozart’s Prague Symphony and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony (= for example, on the same CD)
  2. 2(formal) an act of having sex illicit couplings
  3. 3(specialist) a thing that joins together two parts of something, two vehicles or two pieces of equipment The coupling was designed to fit the grooves in the pipe. See related entries: Trains
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