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articulation (n.)

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). Meaning "the uttering of articulate sounds" is from 1610s.

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Definitions of articulation from WordNet

articulation (n.)
the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech;
articulation (n.)
the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made;
Synonyms: join / joint / juncture / junction
articulation (n.)
expressing in coherent verbal form;
the articulation of my feelings
Synonyms: voice
articulation (n.)
(anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion);
Synonyms: joint / articulatio
articulation (n.)
the act of joining things in such a way that motion is possible;
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