[ ahr-tik-yuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ɑrˌtɪk yəˈleɪ ʃən /


Origin of articulation

1400–50; late Middle English articulacio(u)n < Middle French < Latin articulātiōn-, stem of articulātiō. See articulate, -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for articulation

/ (ɑːˌtɪkjʊˈleɪʃən) /


Derived forms of articulation

articulatory, adjective
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Medical definitions for articulation

[ är-tĭk′yə-lāshən ]


The place of anatomical union, usually movable, between two or more bones.
A joining or connecting together loosely so as to allow motion between the parts.
Distinct connected speech or enunciation.
The contact relationship of the occlusal surfaces of the teeth during jaw movement.
Placement of artificial teeth on a denture base so that the teeth approximate normal position and contact.
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Scientific definitions for articulation

[ är-tĭk′yə-lāshən ]

The arrangement of parts connected by joints.
A fixed or movable joint between bones.
A movable joint between inflexible parts of the body of an animal, as the divisions of an appendage in arthropods.
A joint between two separable parts, as a leaf and a stem.
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