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NounCopula (plural Copulas or copulae)
- (grammar) A word used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate (usually a subject complement or an adverbial); it serves to unite (or associate) the subject with the predicate. (e.g. be).
- (statistics) A function that represents the association between two or more variables, independent of the individual marginal distributions of the variables.
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- (music) A device that connects two or more keyboards of an organ
- Appendix:List of English copulae
- 15px Copula (statistics) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Copula (statistics)
grammar: linking kind of word
statistics: measure of association
- Copula in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Copula in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
copula f. (plural copule)
Copula (infinitive copular)
- Informal second-person singular (tú) affirmative imperative form of copular.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of copular.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of copular.