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ARTICULATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does articulation mean? 

ARTICULATION (noun)
  The noun ARTICULATION has 5 senses:

1. the aspect of pronunciation that involves 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
3. expressing in coherent verbal form
4. (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
5. the act of joining things in such a way that motion is possible

  Familiarity information: ARTICULATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARTICULATION (noun)


Sense 1articulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("articulation" is a kind of...):

pronunciation (the manner in which someone utters a word)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "articulation"):

trill (the articulation of a consonant (especially the consonant 'r') with a rapid flutter of the tongue against the palate or uvula)

thickness (indistinct articulation)

sandhi (the articulatory process whereby the pronunciation of a word or morpheme changes when it is followed immediately by another (especially in fluent speech))

syncopation; syncope ((phonology) the loss of sounds in the interior of a word (as in 'fo'c'sle' for 'forecastle'))

diction; enunciation (the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience)

retroflection; retroflexion (an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth)

nasalisation; nasalization (the act of nasalizing; the utterance of sounds modulated by the nasal resonators)

epenthesis (the insertion of a vowel or consonant into a word to make its pronunciation easier)

aspiration (a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath)

affrication (the conversion of a simple stop consonant into an affricate)


Sense 2articulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

join; articulation; joint; junction; juncture

Hypernyms ("articulation" is a kind of...):

connection; connexion; link (a connecting shape)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "articulation"):

esophagogastric junction; oesophagogastric junction (the junction between the esophagus and the stomach epithelium)


Sense 3articulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expressing in coherent verbal form

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

articulation; voice

Context examples:

the articulation of my feelings / I gave voice to my feelings

Hypernyms ("articulation" is a kind of...):

expression; verbal expression; verbalism (the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions)


Sense 4articulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

articulatio; joint; articulation

Hypernyms ("articulation" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Meronyms (parts of "articulation"):

hip socket (the socket part of the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the innominate bone)

articular muscle (a muscle that inserts directly onto the capsule of a joint)

Domain category:

anatomy; general anatomy (the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "articulation"):

fetlock; fetlock joint (the joint between the cannon bone and the pastern)

articulatio synovialis; diarthrosis; synovial joint (a joint so articulated as to move freely)

fibrous joint; sutura; suture (an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull))

elbow (the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow)

knee; stifle (joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee)

hock; hock-joint (tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle)

Holonyms ("articulation" is a part of...):

articulatory system (the system of joints in the body)

endoskeleton (the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates))


Sense 5articulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of joining things in such a way that motion is possible

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("articulation" is a kind of...):

connection; connexion; joining (the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication))


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