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Noun: copula (copulae,copulas)  kó-pyu-lu
  1. An equating verb (such as 'be' or 'become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
    - copulative, linking verb
     
  2. (statistics) the function that gives the n-point cumulative distribution function as a function of the 1-point cumulative distributions
    "the n-point copula and the 1-point PDF completely characterize the n-point PDF"

Derived forms: copulas, copulae

Type of: verb

Encyclopedia: Copula