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Joint vs. Coupling

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Jointadjective

Done by two or more people or organisations working together.

‘The play was a joint production between the two companies.’;

Couplingnoun

act of joining together to form a couple

Jointnoun

The point where two components of a structure join, but are still able to rotate.

‘This rod is free to swing at the joint with the platform.’;

Couplingnoun

a device that couples two things together

Jointnoun

The point where two components of a structure join rigidly.

‘The water is leaking out of the joint between the two pipes.’;

Couplingnoun

(computing) the degree of reliance between two program modules

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Jointnoun

(anatomy) Any part of the body where two bones join, in most cases allowing that part of the body to be bent or straightened.

Couplingnoun

(electronics) a connection between two electronic circuits such that a signal can pass between them

Jointnoun

The means of securing together the meeting surfaces of components of a structure.

‘The dovetail joint, while more difficult to make, is also quite strong.’;

Couplingnoun

(physics) The property of physical systems that they are interacting with each other

Jointnoun

A cut of meat.

‘Set the joint in a roasting tin and roast for the calculated cooking time.’;

Couplingnoun

(sexuality) sexual intercourse

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Jointnoun

The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations.

‘a joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg’;

Couplingnoun

The act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union.

Jointnoun

(geology) A fracture in which the strata are not offset; a geologic joint.

Couplingnoun

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 the ends of shafts.

Jointnoun

A place of business, particularly in the food service or hospitality industries.

‘It was the kind of joint you wouldn't want your boss to see you in.’;

Couplingnoun

a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together

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Jointnoun

A place of resort for tramps.

Couplingnoun

a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects

Jointnoun

An opium den.

Couplingnoun

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’;

Jointnoun

Prison.

‘I'm just trying to stay out of the joint.’;

Coupling

A coupling is a device used to connect two shafts together at their ends for the purpose of transmitting power. The primary purpose of couplings is to join two pieces of rotating equipment while permitting some degree of misalignment or end movement or both.

Jointnoun

(slang) A marijuana cigarette.

‘After locking the door and closing the shades, they lit the joint.’;

Jointnoun

A syringe used to inject an illicit drug.

Jointnoun

The penis.

Jointverb

(transitive) To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together

‘to joint boards, a jointing plane’;

Jointverb

(transitive) To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.

Jointverb

(transitive) To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.

Jointverb

(transitive) To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat.

Jointverb

(intransitive) To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do.

‘the stones joint, neatly.’;

Jointnoun

The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close-fitting or junction; junction; as, a joint between two pieces of timber; a joint in a pipe.

Jointnoun

A joining of two things or parts so as to admit of motion; an articulation, whether movable or not; a hinge; as, the knee joint; a node or joint of a stem; a ball and socket joint. See Articulation.

‘A scaly gauntlet now, with joints of steel,Must glove this hand.’; ‘To tear thee joint by joint.’;

Jointnoun

The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations; as, a joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg.

Jointnoun

Any one of the large pieces of meat, as cut into portions by the butcher for roasting.

Jointnoun

A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a rock transverse to the stratification.

Jointnoun

The space between the adjacent surfaces of two bodies joined and held together, as by means of cement, mortar, etc.; as, a thin joint.

Jointnoun

The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a structure are secured together.

Jointnoun

A projecting or retreating part in something; any irregularity of line or surface, as in a wall.

Jointnoun

A narrow piece of scenery used to join together two flats or wings of an interior setting.

Jointnoun

a disreputable establishment, or a place of low resort, as for smoking opium; - also used for a commercial establishment, implying a less than impeccable reputation, but often in jest; as, talking about a high-class joint is an oxymoron.

Jointnoun

a marijuana cigarette.

Jointnoun

prison; - used with "the".

Jointadjective

Joined; united; combined; concerted; as, joint action.

Jointadjective

Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together.

‘I read this joint effusion twice over.’;

Jointadjective

United, joined, or sharing with another or with others; not solitary in interest or action; holding in common with an associate, or with associates; acting together; as, joint heir; joint creditor; a joint bank account; joint debtor, etc.

Jointadjective

Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as, joint property; a joint bond.

‘A joint burden laid upon us all.’;

Jointverb

To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards.

‘Pierced through the yielding planks of jointed wood.’;

Jointverb

To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.

‘Jointing their force 'gainst Cæsar.’;

Jointverb

To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.

‘The fingers are jointed together for motion.’;

Jointverb

To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat.

‘Quartering, jointing, seething, and roasting.’;

Jointverb

To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly.

Jointnoun

(anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if the articulation allows motion)

Jointnoun

a disreputable place of entertainment

Jointnoun

the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

Jointnoun

a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion

Jointnoun

junction by which parts or objects are joined together

Jointnoun

marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

Jointverb

fit as if by joints;

‘The boards fit neatly’;

Jointverb

provide with a joint;

‘the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood’;

Jointverb

fasten with a joint

Jointverb

separate (meat) at the joint

Jointadjective

united or combined;

‘a joint session of Congress’; ‘joint owners’;

Jointadjective

affecting or involving two or more;

‘joint income-tax return’; ‘joint ownership’;

Jointadjective

involving both houses of a legislature;

‘a joint session of Congress’;

Joint

A joint or articulation (or articular surface) is the connection made between bones in the body which link the skeletal system into a functional whole. They are constructed to allow for different degrees and types of movement.

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