Pronunciation: (kop'yu-lu), [key]
—pl. -las, -laePronunciation: (-lē"). [key]
1. something that connects or links together.
2. Also called linking verb. Gram.a verb, as be, seem, or look, that serves as a connecting link or establishes an identity between subject and complement.
3. Logic.a word or set of words that acts as a connecting link between the subject and predicate of a proposition.
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