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articulation (ɑːˌtɪkjʊˈleɪʃən Pronunciation for articulation



  1. the act or process of speaking or expressing in words
    1. the process of articulating a speech sound
    2. the sound so produced, esp a consonant
  2. the act or the state of being jointed together
  3. the form or manner in which something is jointed
  4. (zoology)
    1. a joint such as that between bones or arthropod segments
    2. the way in which jointed parts are connected
  5. (botany) the part of a plant at which natural separation occurs, such as the joint between leaf and stem
  6. a joint or jointing

Derived Forms

arˈticulatory adjective


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= expression, delivery, pronunciation, speech, saying, talking, voicing, speaking, utterance, diction, enunciation, vocalization, verbalization
= voicing, statement, expression, verbalization
= joint, coupling, jointing, connection, hinge, juncture

Example Sentences Including 'articulation'

"One of the challenges faced by my predecessor, of course, was the articulation of a clear vision.
Globe and Mail (2003)
But what sticks in the craw of so many Scots is the progression from admiration and respect to the articulation of support.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
She heard the articulation of a perfectly fitted door on a very fine car: it shut precisely with a click.
McCorquodale, Robin Dansville
She seemed intensely interested in spoons or teacups, or in the clear articulation of her words as she searched his face and spoke to him.
Zindell, David The Broken God
The head was lying over at an unnatural angle and, checking the articulation , Walsh found it loose and floppy, the neck clearly broken.
Parkes, Roger Riot
The time to teach children proper elocution and articulation is at primary school.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Their spirits revived, and they eagerly embraced Hayek's thesis as the articulation of their own worst fears about the post-war world.
Cockett, Richard Thinking the Unthinkable
This is achieved through their 10 points of articulation , a creative way for girls to express, more "attitude" through the dolls.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
This requires a clear articulation of the organisation's goals--a role that is best served by the CEO.
Business Today (1999)


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