articulation

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noun ar·tic·u·la·tion \(ˌ)är-ˌti-kyə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of articulation

  1. 1a :  a joint or juncture between bones or cartilages in the skeleton of a vertebrateb :  a movable joint between rigid parts of an animal

  2. 2a :  the action or manner of jointing or interrelating the articulation of the limbsb :  the state of being jointed or interrelated

  3. 3a :  the act of giving utterance or expressionb :  the act or manner of articulating soundsc :  an articulated utterance or sound; specifically :  consonant

  4. 4 :  occlusion 1b

Examples of articulation in a Sentence

  1. The book is the articulation of his vision.

  2. her boyfriend's articulation of his feelings for her was long overdue

Origin and Etymology of articulation

see 1articulate


First Known Use: 15th century


ARTICULATION Defined for Kids

articulation

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noun ar·tic·u·la·tion \är-ˌti-kyə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of articulation for Students

  1. :  the making of articulate sounds (as in speaking)


Medical Dictionary

articulation

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noun ar·tic·u·la·tion \(ˌ)är-ˌtik-yə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of articulation

  1. 1:  the action or manner in which the parts come together at a joint a sketch showing the articulation of the limbs

  2. 2a:  a joint between bones or cartilages in the vertebrate skeleton that is immovable when the bones are directly united, slightly movable when they are united by an intervening substance, or more or less freely movable when the articular surfaces are covered with smooth cartilage and surrounded by a joint capsule—see amphiarthrosis, diarthrosis, synarthrosisb:  a movable joint between rigid parts of any animal (as between the segments of an insect appendage)

  3. 3a:  the act or manner of articulatingb:  an articulated utterance or sound

  4. 4a (1):  the act of properly arranging artificial teeth (2):  an arrangement of artificial teethb:  occlusion 2a



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