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copula

cop·u·la

copula

 
pronunciation:
kap y l
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that joins or links; coupler.
definition 2: in grammar, a verb or other word that connects a subject and a predicate, such as "is" in "John is an engineer" and "seem" in "They seem tired"; linking verb.
definition 3: in logic, a word that connects the subject and predicate of a proposition.
derivation: copular (adj.)