Meaning of copula

cop•u•la

Pronunciation: (kop'yu-lu), [key]
— pl. -las, -lae
  1. something that connects or links together.
  2. Also calleda verb, as be, seem, or look, that serves as a connecting link or establishes an identity between subject and complement.
  3. a word or set of words that acts as a connecting link between the subject and predicate of a proposition.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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