with regard to language, a verb employed so that it carries little if any connotation aside from showing likeness between the subject and its complement in a statement. Commonly referred to as a linking verb.

COPULA: "Copula terms are rarely called upon individually, but are absolutely necessary to the proper functioning of language as we know it."
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