Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of joining things in such a way that motion is possible
  2. (noun, body) (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
  3. (noun, communication) expressing in coherent verbal form
    I gave voice to my feelings
  4. (noun, communication) the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
  5. (noun, shape) the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Articulation

articulatio, join, joint, junction, juncture, voice

Origin of the word Articulation

  1. 1540s, "the action of bending the joints," from O.Fr. articulation, from M.L. articulationem (nom. articulatio) "separated into joints," from articulatus, pp. of articulare "to separate (meat) into joints," also "to utter distinctly," from articulus, dim. of artus "joint" (see article). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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