coupling

The linking of two independent processes by a common intermediate, eg. the coupling of electron transport to oxidative phosphorylation or the ATP-ADP conversion to transport processes.

coupling

  1. connection between two things so they move together
  2. a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
  3. the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
  4. bring two objects, ideas, or people together
  5. link together
  6. form a pair or pairs
  7. make love

coupling

1. in piping, a metal collar with internal threads used to join two sections of threaded pipe. 2. in power transmission, a connection extending longitudinally between a driving shaft and a driven shaft. Most such couplings are flexible and compensate for minor misalignment of the two shafts.

Coupling

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, however there are torque limiting couplings which can slip or disconnect when some torque limit is exceeded. The primary purpose of couplings is to join two pieces...
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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.
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Coupling

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Couple • (n.) The act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union. • (n.) A device or contrivance which serves to couple or connect adjacent parts or objects; as, a belt coupling, which connects the ends of a belt; a car coupling, which connects the cars in a train; a shaft coupling, which connects...
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coupling

<biochemistry> The linking of two independent processes by a common intermediate, for example the coupling of electron transport to oxidative phosphorylation or the ATP ADP conversion to transport processes. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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coupling

(from the article `Cosmos`) ...their presence known by the pushing to and fro of electrically charged bodies, so can gravitational waves be detected, in principle, by the ...
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coupling

(kup´ling) the joining together of two things. in genetics, the occurrence on the same chromosome in a double heterozygote of the two mutant alleles of interest. in cardiology, serial occurrence of a normal heartbeat followed closely by a premature beat.
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coupling

mating noun the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; `the casual couplings of adolescents`; `the mating of some species occurs only in the spring`
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Coupling

[computer programming] In software engineering, coupling or dependency is the degree to which each program module relies on each one of the other modules. Coupling is usually contrasted with cohesion. Low coupling often correlates with high cohesion, and vice versa. Low coupling is often a sign of a well-structured computer system and a goo...
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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. Coupling is also the transfer of electrical energy from one circuit segment to another. For example, energy is transfe...
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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. Characteristic for a coupled oscillation is the effect of beat. The concept of coupling is particularly...
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Coupling

[piping] A coupling (or coupler) (used in 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 joined, welded (steel), brazed or soldered (copper, brass etc.) together. Alternatively it is a short length of pipe with two female National pipe threads (NPT) (in Nort...
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Coupling

[probability] ==Examples== ===Random walk=== Assume two particles A and B perform a simple random walk in two dimensions, but they start from different points. The simplest way to couple them is simply to force them to walk together. On every step, if A walks up, so does B, if A moves to the left, so does B, etc. Thus, the difference betwee...
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Coupling

Coup'ling noun 1. The act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union. 2. (Machinery) A device or contrivance which serves to couple or connect adjacent parts or objects; as, a belt coupling , which connects the ends of a belt; a car coupling , which c...
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coupling

a connection between two systems – in this case music and running
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Coupling

A generally undesirable situation in which motions in the transverse plane (or transverse-longitudinal) planes are not independent, but are related in some way.
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coupling

a means or a device for transferring power between systems
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Coupling

A straight fitting that joins two pieces of pipe.
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Coupling

Coupling See Inductive Coupling.
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coupling

in machinery, a device that links two rotatable shafts. See hydraulic transmission; shaft coupling.
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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.
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coupling

interaction between circuit elements characterized by a relation between an integral quantity in one element and an integral quantity in another element
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Coupling

Mechanical fixture for joining two shafts.
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