articulation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n articulation the act of joining things in such a way that motion is possible
    • n articulation (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
    • n articulation expressing in coherent verbal form "the articulation of my feelings","I gave voice to my feelings"
    • n articulation the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
    • n articulation the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Articulation (Anat) A joint or juncture between bones in the skeleton.
    • Articulation A sound made by the vocal organs; an articulate utterance or an elementary sound, esp. a consonant.
    • Articulation (Bot) One of the nodes or joints, as in cane and maize.
    • Articulation (Bot) 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.
    • Articulation The act of putting together with a joint or joints; any meeting of parts in a joint.
    • Articulation (Bot) The connection of the parts of a plant by joints, as in pods.
    • Articulation The state of being jointed; connection of parts. "That definiteness and articulation of imagery."
    • Articulation The utterance of the elementary sounds of a language by the appropriate movements of the organs, as in pronunciation; as, a distinct articulation .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n articulation The act of articulating, or the state of being articulated. The act of putting together so as to form a joint or joints. The uttering of articulate sounds.
    • n articulation In a concrete sense: In anatomy, a joint, as the joining or juncture of bones or of the movable segments of an arthropod. The articulations of bones are of three kinds: Diarthrosis, or a movable connection with a synovial cavity, including enarthrosis, or the ball-and-socket joint; arthrodia, or the gliding joint; ginglymus, or the hinge-joint; the trochoid, or the wheel-and-axle joint, otherwise called diarthrosis rotatorius; and the condyloid, or saddle-joint. Synarthrosis, immovable connection, including suture, gomphosis, and symphysis (see these words). Amphiarthrosis, an articulation with slight but not free motion, as between the vertebral centra.
    • n articulation In botany: A joint; a place where separation takes place spontaneously, as at the point of attachment of a deciduous organ, such as a leaf or the pedicel of a flower, or easily, as at the divisions of the stem of the horsetail. A node: applied either to the thickened joint-like part of the stem where a leaf is placed or to the space between two such points.
    • n articulation In grammar, an articulate sound or utterance; especially, a consonant, as ordinarily affecting and marking syllabic division.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Articulation a joining as of the bones: part between two joints: distinctness, or distinct utterance: a consonant
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Quotations

  • John Welch
    John Welch
    “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”
  • Felix Frankfurter
    Felix Frankfurter
    “Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.”
  • George Chapman
    George Chapman
    “And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.”
  • George Santayana
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    “Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.”
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore%20Vidal
    “A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. articulation, fr. L. articulatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. articulāre, -ātum, to furnish with joints, to utter distinctly. See Article.

Usage

In literature:

Detricand had inwardly smiled during the old man's monologue, broken only by courteous, half-articulate interjections on his own part.
"The Battle Of The Strong, Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms" by Gilbert Parker
Chairman (the Captain being too full of rage to articulate).
"The Bushman" by Edward Wilson Landor
In the houses were articulately-speaking mortal men.
"The Path to Rome" by Hilaire Belloc
Imperceptibly, the articulations begin to crack; motion communicates itself; the street speaks.
"The Thirteen" by Honore de Balzac
The roar of the battle grew so steady that the voices of men became audible and articulate beneath it.
"The Sword of Antietam" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Her articulation even quickened when she put her next question.
"The Fallen Leaves" by Wilkie Collins
She was silent a minute, then she began again, slow and feebly, but with a strange clearness of articulation.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
That man that talks to me, what is he but an articulate tree?
"Tremendous Trifles" by G. K. Chesterton
His articulation was wonderfully clear.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The peasantry, the great mass of the population, became articulate very slowly.
"The Russian Revolution; The Jugo-Slav Movement" by Alexander Petrunkevitch, Samuel Northrup Harper, Frank Alfred Golder, Robert Joseph Kerner
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In poetry:

If you dissect a bird
To diagram the tongue
You'll cut the chord
Articulating song.
"Admonition" by Sylvia Plath
His the might--hence his the right!
Who should bid him pause? nor Fate
Warning pass'd before his sight,
Dark-robed and articulate.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Or anchorites beneath Engaddi's palms
Pacing the Dead Sea beach,
And singing slow their old Armenian psalms
In half-articulate speech;
"By The Fireside : Sand Of The Desert In An Hour-Glass" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And I have heard, unsought,
Under the musing shadows of the beech,
Wood-voices answering my unspoken thought,
In half-articulate speech.
"A Farewell" by Kate Seymour Maclean
A pain articulate so long,
In penance of some mouldered crime
Whose ghost still flies the Furies' thong
Down the waste solitudes of time.
"Phoebe" by James Russell Lowell
When the current strengthened, bloomed the pale-faced stranger,--
Took no drink nor victual, yet grew fat and rosy,--
And from time to time, in sharp articulation,
Said, "All right! DE SAUTY."
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Practically foaming at the mouth, Estlack can articulate little more than "She's dead".
Scientists say Daniel's ability to articulate how his mind functions is much better than many other autistic savants .
It shakes free issues that need to be dealt with and ideas that haven't been fully articulated.
As the Tanfield Group continues to integrate leading UpRight products into the Snorkel product line it acquired last year, a new Snorkel articulated self-propelled boom lift is being put to work in North America.
On her shop's answering machine, her pleasant voice sounded cool and clipped, melodic yet articulate — almost a little too perfect.
Music, which he articulates marvelously, is a tide that casts them together and pulls them, usually unregretting, apart.
ARTICULATING BOOM AERIAL PLATFORM, SELF PROPELLED Manufacturers.
The only person I know who has accurately articulated the feelings that good fried chicken inspires is my friend Jimmy Phillips.
It was articulate, informative, statistically correct and, most important, true.
So sensitive and articulate is the case he makes that you almost wish it were invulnerable to criticism.
They came in with a very articulate, rambunctious 3-year-old boy who had a simple complaint.
As co-leaders of Tok , brothers Bryan and Matt Basler revel in thick, hazy riffs of stoner rock, which they layer over an articulated but unrepentant rhythm section.
You know, that volcanic, vital, articulate stud who howls a lot.
Leaders must clearly articulate their God-given visions if they want to see them come to pass.
Over the past two months, the Naval Institute mission change discussion has brought one thing to the fore very clearly – the Institute has no articulable vision that accompanies its mission.
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In science:

This leads us to formulate the fifth meta-requirement as: MR5: A KWSS must support workers in articulating their knowledge to produce information at proper granularity level with accuracy, objectivity, authenticity and display of rationality of thought.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Let us call such units the informational elements (IE) (Schultze 2000). In the production side also articulation of IEs as they are developed during activities, relieve the knowledge worker from the significant effort and time to be spent in putting together the IEs in form of a document.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
In other words, we need to facilitate articulation of knowledge by the knowledge workers in granular and contextualized form.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
The process is depicted as the “edge process” contextualized articulation in Figure 4, as an alternative to the conventional production of information in the KIF model of knowledge work.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
However, processes of creating contextualized information (i.e., the contextualized articulation and transcription) described above automatically perform multiple categorizations of the IEs with the help of the guidance artifacts.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
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