[ ahr-tik-yuh-ley-ter ]
/ ɑrˈtɪk yəˌleɪ tər /
a person or thing that articulates.
Phonetics. a movable organ, as the tongue, lips, or uvula, the action of which is involved in the production of speech sounds.Compare place of articulation.
Dentistry. a mechanical device, representing the jaws, to which casts may be attached: used in the making of dentures.
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British Dictionary definitions for articulator
/ (ɑːˈtɪkjʊˌleɪtə) /
a person or thing that articulates
phonetics any vocal organ that takes part in the production of a speech sound. Such organs are of two types: those that can move, such as the tongue, lips, etc (active articulators), and those that remain fixed, such as the teeth, the hard palate, etc (passive articulators)
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Medical definitions for articulator
[ är-tĭk′yə-lā′tər ]
A mechanical device representing the temporomandibular joints and the jaw bones, used in dentistry to obtain proper articulation of artificial teeth.
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