# copula

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copula
a) 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).
b) A function that represents the association between two or more variables, independent of the individual marginal distributions of the variables.<!This is encyclopedic: Sklar’s theorem states this is always possible, and if the marginal distributions are continuous, then the copula is unique. Basically, the copula density plots the quantiles of the variable against each other, and the copula C(x1,x2,…)=Integral from (0,0,0…) to (X1=x1,X2=x2,…) of the copula density. The copula is always a number between zero and one. If the marginals are Gaussian and you use a Gaussian copula, you get a correlation.

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• copulă — CÓPULĂ, copule, s.f. 1. Cuvânt de legătură. 2. Verb copulativ. 3. Cuvânt care leagă subiectul de predicat. – Din fr. copule, lat. copula. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 20.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 ﻿ CÓPULĂ s. (gram.) verb copulativ. Trimis de siveco, 05.08 …   Dicționar Român

• cópula — f. med. Ligadura o atadura de una cosa con otra. ⊆ anat. Parte u órgano que conecta. ⊆ sex. Coito. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

• COPULA — apud Capitolin. Maximino Iuniore, c. 1. Dextrocherium cum copula de hyacinthis quatuor etc. ea pars dextrocherii est. quâ iungitur et copulatur; vel taenia potius utrâque dextrocherii parte pendens, quâ dextrocherium alligabatur. Gloss. Copula,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

• Copula — ist ein Begriff aus der Mathematik, siehe Copula (Mathematik) aus der Linguistik, siehe Kopula aus der Musik, siehe Copula (Musik) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

• copula — copulá vb., ind. prez. 3 sg. şi pl. copuleáză Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic ﻿ COPULÁ vb. I. refl. A se împreuna, a se acupla. [< fr. copuler] …   Dicționar Român

• cópula — sustantivo femenino 1. Unión de una cosa con otra: De la cópula de los dos gametos se origina la célula huevo. 2. Unión sexual del macho y la hembra: Antes de la cópula en muchas especies animales el macho realiza un largo galanteo a la hembra.… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

• copula — / kɔpula/ s.f. [dal lat. copula legame, congiunzione ]. 1. (fisiol.) [congiungimento sessuale] ▶◀ accoppiamento, amore, amplesso, coito, congiunzione (carnale), (non com.) copulazione, rapporto (sessuale), (volg.) scopata. 2. (gramm.) [elemento… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

• copula — linking verb, 1640s, from L. copula that which binds, rope, band, bond (see COPULATE (Cf. copulate)) …   Etymology dictionary

• cópula — s. f. 1. Relação ou ato sexual. = COITO, CONCÚBITO, COPULAÇÃO 2. União, junção. 3.  [Gramática] Verbo que une o sujeito ao nome predicativo do sujeito. = VERBO COPULATIVO   ‣ Etimologia: latim copula, ae, laço, correia, gancho, união, casamento …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

• Copula — Cop u*la, n. [L., bond, band. See {Couple}.] 1. (Logic & Gram.) The word which unites the subject and predicate. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) The stop which connects the manuals, or the manuals with the pedals; called also {coupler}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Copŭla — (lat.), 1) Band, Verbindung; so C. carnalis, fleischliche Vermischung, od. die Verwandtschaft[432] od. Schwägerschaft, welche durch den Beischlaf erfolgt; 2) (Gramm.), der Satztheil, welcher das Subject mit dem Prädicat verbindet; sie ist… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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