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articulation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Articulation  \Ar*tic`u*la"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  articulation,  fr  L. 
  articulatio.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  A  joint  or  juncture  between  bones  in  the  skeleton. 
 
  Note:  Articulations  may  be  immovable,  when  the  bones  are 
  directly  united  (synarthrosis),  or  slightly  movable, 
  when  they  are  united  intervening  substance 
  (amphiarthrosis),  or  they  may  be  more  or  less  freely 
  movable,  when  the  articular  surfaces  are  covered  with 
  synovial  membranes,  as  in  complete  joints 
  (diarthrosis).  The  last  (diarthrosis)  includes  hinge 
  joints,  admitting  motion  in  one  plane  only  (ginglymus), 
  ball  and  socket  joints  (enarthrosis),  pivot  and 
  rotation  joints,  etc 
 
  2.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  connection  of  the  parts  of  a  plant  by  joints,  as 
  in  pods. 
  b  One  of  the  nodes  or  joints,  as  in  cane  and  maize. 
  c  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  --Lindley. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  putting  together  with  a  joint  or  joints;  any 
  meeting  of  parts  in  a  joint. 
 
  4.  The  state  of  being  jointed;  connection  of  parts  [R.] 
 
  That  definiteness  and  articulation  of  imagery. 
  --Coleridge. 
 
  5.  The  utterance  of  the  elementary  sounds  of  a  language  by 
  the  appropriate  movements  of  the  organs,  as  in 
  pronunciation;  as  a  distinct  articulation. 
 
  6.  A  sound  made  by  the  vocal  organs;  an  articulate  utterance 
  or  an  elementary  sound,  esp.  a  consonant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  articulation 
  n  1:  bringing  articulatory  organs  together  so  as  to  shape  the 
  sounds  of  speech 
  2:  the  shape  or  manner  in  which  things  come  together  and  a 
  connection  is  made  [syn:  {join},  {joint},  {juncture},  {junction}] 
  3:  expressing  in  coherent  verbal  form  "the  articulation  of  my 
  feelings"  or  "I  gave  voice  to  my  feelings"  [syn:  {voice}] 
  4:  (anatomy)  the  point  of  connection  between  two  bones  or 
  elements  of  a  skeleton  especially  if  the  articulatio 
  allows  motion  [syn:  {joint},  {articulatio}] 
  5:  the  act  of  joining  things  in  such  a  way  that  motion  is 
  possible 




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