- the act or process of articulating speech.
- the adjustments and movements of speech organs involved in pronouncing a particular sound, taken as a whole.
- any one of these adjustments and movements.
- any speech sound, especially a consonant.
- a joint or place between two parts where separation may take place spontaneously, as at the point of attachment of a leaf.
- a node in a stem, or the space between two nodes.
- the positioning of teeth in a denture, usually on an articulator, for correct occlusion.
- the bringing of opposing tooth surfaces into contact with each other.
- the relations of the upper and lower natural or artificial teeth in occlusion.
- articulated joint,
- articulated lorry,
- articulated vehicle,
- articulatory feature,
- articulatory loop,
- articulatory phonetics,
Origin of articulation
Examples from the Web for articulation
ALEC: The writing is so smart and well crafted that articulation is critical.Alec Baldwin & Robert Carlock On How They Made '30 Rock' So Funny|Alec Baldwin, Robert Carlock|February 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It's not like Kanye brought the articulation either when he apologized on his website.
The strange rising and falling song was its own voice, the articulation of the very heart and soul of the wilderness.The Voice of the Pack|Edison Marshall
It will belong primarily to the personal life of its creator, as the articulation of his personal covenant with the universe.The Approach to Philosophy|Ralph Barton Perry
The ends of the transverse processes of the eighth and ninth vertebræ are emarginate for the articulation of the ribs.The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae|Frederick True
His deportment was that of a man whose rage had risen above his control, and overwhelmed all power of articulation.Tales from "Blackwood"|Various
The articulation was speedily perfected; yet there was no success at all in the repetition of French nasal sounds.The Mind of the Child, Part II|W. Preyer
- the process of articulating a speech sound
- the sound so produced, esp a consonant
- a joint such as that between bones or arthropod segments
- the way in which jointed parts are connected
early 15c., "a joint or joining; setting of bones," from Old French articulation, from Medieval Latin articulationem (nominative articulatio) "separation into joints," noun of action from past participle stem of articulare "to separate (meat) into joints," also "to utter distinctly," from articulus, diminutive of artus "joint" (see article).