copula, copulative, linking verb

(noun) an equating verb (such as ‘be’ or ‘become’) that links the subject with the complement of a sentence

Source: WordNet® 3.1



copula (plural copulas or copulae)

(linguistics, grammar) A word, usually a verb, used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate (usually a subject complement or an adverbial), that unites or associates the subject with the predicate.

(statistics) A function that represents the association between two or more variables, independent of the individual marginal distributions of the variables.

(music) A device that connects two or more keyboards of an organ.

(biology) The act of copulation; mating.


• (grammar): linking verb, copular, copular verb


• coupla, cupola, pocula

Source: Wiktionary

Cop"u*la, n. Etym: [L., bond, band. See Couple.]

1. (Logic & Gram.)

Definition: The word which unites the subject and predicate.

2. (Mus.)

Definition: The stop which connects the manuals, or the manuals with the pedals; -- called also coupler.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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