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ar·tic·u·la·tion / ärˌtikyəˈlāshən/ • n. 1. the action of putting into words an idea or feeling of a specified type: it would involve the articulation of a theory of the just war. ∎  the formation of clear and distinct sounds in speech: the articulation of vowels. ∎  Mus. clarity in the production of successive notes. ∎  Phonet. the act or manner of uttering a speech sound, esp. a consonant. 2. the state of being jointed: the area of articulation of the lower jaw. ∎  a specified joint: the leg articulation.

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ARTICULATION.
1. In general usage, the act or process of speaking, especially so that every element can be clearly heard. See DICTION, ELOCUTION, ORTHOEPY.

2. In phonetics, the production of SPEECH sounds, especially that part of the process taking place above the LARYNX.

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articulation The attachment of two bones, usually by means of a joint. The thigh bone (femur), for instance, articulates with the pelvic girdle.

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articulation (ar-tik-yoo-lay-shŏn) n. (in anatomy) the point or type of contact between two bones. See joint.

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articulation. Architectural composition in which elements and parts of the building are expressed logically, distinctly, and consistently, with clear joints.