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Re: Couple vs Connect
« Reply #5 on: Dec 11th, 2007, 5:33am »
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Is one of the definitions of "connect," couple?
 
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Re: Couple vs Connect
« Reply #6 on: Dec 11th, 2007, 11:21am »
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Perhaps one of the respondents is correct, the context may need to be considered on the use of “couple” or “connect” in order to test the breath of these terms.
 
For example, a transformer couples circuit A to circuit B, thereby electrically connecting circuits A and B.  If I check the electrical connection between the circuits using an ohm meter, the circuits will not be electrically coupled.  Hence, coupling the circuits can mean the circuits are electrically connected together using an alternating current, not a direct current.  On the other hand, if the circuits are physically connected or connected together, the circuits are electrically connected to both alternating and direct currents.  
 
So here, connected would be broader than coupled.
 
Is there an example of where coupled would be broader than connect?
 
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Re: Couple vs Connect
« Reply #7 on: Dec 13th, 2007, 4:48pm »
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I use bioler-plate that says two items do not have to be touching to be coupled but that two items do have to be touching to be connected to each other.
 
Coupled to is more broad, becuase I definite as such.
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