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coupling

  

      n  
1    a mechanical device that connects two things  
2    a device for connecting railway cars or trucks together  
3    the part of the body of a horse, dog, or other quadruped that lies between the forequarters and the hindquarters  
4      (Electronics)   the act or process of linking two or more circuits so that power can be transferred between them usually by mutual induction, as in a transformer, or by means of a capacitor or inductor common to both circuits  
   See also       direct coupling  
5      (Physics)   an interaction between different properties of a system, such as a group of atoms or nuclei, or between two or more systems  
6      (Genetics)   the occurrence of two specified nonallelic genes from the same parent on the same chromosome  


direct coupling  
      n     (Electronics)   conductive coupling between electronic circuits, as opposed to inductive or capacitative coupling  
   See also       coupling       4  
  direct coupled      adj  
flange coupling  
      n     (Engineering)   a driving coupling between rotating shafts that consists of flanges (or half couplings) one of which is fixed at the end of each shaft, the two flanges being bolted together with a ring of bolts to complete the drive  
hydraulic coupling  
      n      another name for       torque converter  
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universal joint   , coupling         
      n   a form of coupling between two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions  


coupling         
      n  
1    a mechanical device that connects two things  
2    a device for connecting railway cars or trucks together  
3    the part of the body of a horse, dog, or other quadruped that lies between the forequarters and the hindquarters  
4      (Electronics)   the act or process of linking two or more circuits so that power can be transferred between them usually by mutual induction, as in a transformer, or by means of a capacitor or inductor common to both circuits  
   See also       direct coupling  
5      (Physics)   an interaction between different properties of a system, such as a group of atoms or nuclei, or between two or more systems  
6      (Genetics)   the occurrence of two specified nonallelic genes from the same parent on the same chromosome  
direct coupling  
      n     (Electronics)   conductive coupling between electronic circuits, as opposed to inductive or capacitative coupling  
   See also        coupling              4  
  direct coupled      adj  
flange coupling  
      n     (Engineering)   a driving coupling between rotating shafts that consists of flanges (or half couplings) one of which is fixed at the end of each shaft, the two flanges being bolted together with a ring of bolts to complete the drive  
hydraulic coupling  
      n      another name for       torque converter  

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