rearticulate

verb re·ar·tic·u·late \ (ˌ)rē-är-ˈti-kyə-ˌlāt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rearticulate

rearticulated; rearticulating; rearticulates
: to articulate (something) again: such as
a : to give new or further utterance or expression to
  • … a small team has been tasked with rearticulating the college's mission and identity statement.
  • —James K. A. Smith
b : to reassemble and join together all or some of (the bones comprising the skeleton of a dead animal)
  • The "Dino Daze" festival was built around the return of the allosaurus, which was scientifically rearticulated by Hadley Exhibits.
  • —Mark Sommer
  • rearticulated the fox skeleton using wire and glue

rearticulation

play \(ˌ)rē-(ˌ)är-ˌti-kyə-ˈlā-shən\ noun, plural rearticulations
    • It is, therefore, a voice that richly merits reexposure and rearticulation
    • —Menachem Fisch
    • … the rearticulation of a killer whale skeleton.
    • —Shannon Haugland

First Known Use of rearticulate

1879

in the meaning defined above

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