Definitions for Articulationɑrˌtɪk yəˈleɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ar•tic•u•la•tionɑrˌtɪk yəˈleɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act or process of articulating.

  2. the act or process of articulating speech. the adjustments and movements of speech organs involved in pronouncing a sound. a speech sound, esp. a consonant.

    Category: Phonetics

  3. the act of jointing.

  4. a jointed state or formation; a joint.

  5. the point of attachment of a leaf. a node in a stem, or the stem between two nodes.

    Category: Botany

  6. a joint between bones or between movable segments of an exoskeleton.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  7. the relation of opposing tooth surfaces as they come into contact during jaw movement.

    Category: Dentistry

Origin of articulation:

1400–50; late ME < MF < L

ar•tic′u•la•to`ry-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. articulation(noun)

    the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech

  2. articulation, join, joint, juncture, junction(noun)

    the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

  3. articulation, voice(noun)

    expressing in coherent verbal form

    "the articulation of my feelings"; "I gave voice to my feelings"

  4. joint, articulation, articulatio(noun)

    (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)

  5. articulation(noun)

    the act of joining things in such a way that motion is possible


  1. articulation(Noun)

    A joint or the collection of joints at which something is articulated, or hinged, for bending.

    The articulation allowed the robot to move around corners.

  2. articulation(Noun)

    A manner or method by which elements of a system are connected.

  3. articulation(Noun)

    The quality, clarity or sharpness of speech.

    His volume is reasonable, but his articulation could use work.

  4. articulation(Noun)

    The manner in which something is articulated (tongued, slurred or bowed).

    The articulation in this piece is tricky because it alternates between legato and staccato.

  5. articulation(Noun)

    The interrelation and congruence of the flow of data between financial statements of an entity, especially between the income statement and balance sheet.

  6. Origin: From articulacion, from articulatio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Articulation(noun)

    a joint or juncture between bones in the skeleton

  2. Articulation(noun)

    the connection of the parts of a plant by joints, as in pods

  3. Articulation(noun)

    one of the nodes or joints, as in cane and maize

  4. Articulation(noun)

    one of the parts intercepted between the joints; also, a subdivision into parts at regular or irregular intervals as a result of serial intermission in growth, as in the cane, grasses, etc

  5. Articulation(noun)

    the act of putting together with a joint or joints; any meeting of parts in a joint

  6. Articulation(noun)

    the state of being jointed; connection of parts

  7. Articulation(noun)

    the utterance of the elementary sounds of a language by the appropriate movements of the organs, as in pronunciation; as, a distinct articulation

  8. Articulation(noun)

    a sound made by the vocal organs; an articulate utterance or an elementary sound, esp. a consonant


  1. Articulation

    In music, articulation refers to the musical performance technique that affects the transition or continuity on a single note, or between multiple notes or sounds.

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