What does articulation mean?

Definitions for articulation
ɑrˌtɪk yəˈleɪ ʃənar·tic·u·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. articulationnoun

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

  2. articulation, join, joint, juncture, junctionnoun

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

  3. articulation, voicenoun

    expressing in coherent verbal form

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

  4. joint, articulation, articulationoun

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

  5. articulationnoun

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


  1. articulationnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From articulacion, from articulatio

  2. articulationnoun

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

    Etymology: From articulacion, from articulatio

  3. articulationnoun

    The quality, clarity or sharpness of speech.

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

    Etymology: From articulacion, from articulatio

  4. articulationnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From articulacion, from articulatio

  5. articulationnoun

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

    Etymology: From articulacion, from articulatio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Articulationnoun

    a joint or juncture between bones in the skeleton

    Etymology: [Cf. F. articulation, fr. L. articulatio.]

  2. Articulationnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. articulation, fr. L. articulatio.]

  3. Articulationnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. articulation, fr. L. articulatio.]

  4. Articulationnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. articulation, fr. L. articulatio.]

  5. Articulationnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. articulation, fr. L. articulatio.]

  6. Articulationnoun

    the state of being jointed; connection of parts

    Etymology: [Cf. F. articulation, fr. L. articulatio.]

  7. Articulationnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. articulation, fr. L. articulatio.]

  8. Articulationnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. articulation, fr. L. articulatio.]


  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.


  1. Articulation

    the point or place where two parts or segments are joined: also applied to an individual joint or segment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of articulation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of articulation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of articulation in a Sentence

  1. Trevanian from the novel "Shibumi":

    It was not their irritating assumption of equality that annoyed Nicholai so much as their cultural confusions. The Americans seemed to confuse standard of living with quality of life, equal opportunity with institutionalized mediocrity, bravery with courage, machismo with manhood, liberty with freedom, wordiness with articulation, fun with pleasure - in short, all of the misconceptions common to those who assume that justice implies equality for all, rather than equality for equals.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The thought stays empty and spiritless until that dresses a dress of diction and articulation, to empower itself.

  3. Paul Feyerabend:

    Knowledge is not a series of self-consistent theories that converges toward an ideal view; it is rather an ever increasing ocean of mutually incompatible (and perhaps even incommensurable) alternatives, each single theory, each fairy tale, each myth that is part of the collection forcing the others into greater articulation and all of them contributing, via this process of competition, to the development of our consciousness.

  4. Saul Anuzis:

    I think he can get past it assuming he can write it off as poor articulation of the views, if it is actually viewed as a flip-flop, then it becomes an issue.

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