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articulation

1. Zoology
a. a joint such as that between bones or arthropod segments
b. the way in which jointed parts are connected
2. Botany the part of a plant at which natural separation occurs, such as the joint between leaf and stem

Articulation

Shapes and surfaces that have joints or segments which subdivide the area or elements; the joints or members add scale and rhythm to an otherwise plain surface.

articulation

[är‚tik·yə′lā·shən]
(anatomy)
(botany)
A joint between two parts of a plant that can separate spontaneously.
(communications)
The percentage of speech units understood correctly by a listener in a communications system; it generally applies to unrelated words, as in code messages, in distinction to intelligibility.
(control systems)
The manner and actions of joining components of a robot with connecting parts or links that allow motion.
(invertebrate zoology)
A joint between rigid parts of an animal body, such as the segments of an appendage in insects.
(physiology)
The act of enunciating speech.
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Articulation markings should be followed to bring out the Spanish character.
Articulation I - Pre operative casts: Preoperative maxillary and mandibular casts mounted in an articulator.
If two articulations are allophonic in one's principal language, it is predictable that the environments in which each allophone occurs will form the unconscious model for their distribution in another language.
The state's articulation model builds on the existence of a common CIW curriculum throughout the state at the high school, trade and technical, and community college levels.
For Marie-Luce Demonet, in De Differentia vulgarium linguarum (1533) of Charles de Bovelles, the articulation of vowels and consonants is spatialized by a line of demarcation traced between "rough" northerners and "effeminate" meridionals.
The first, and one of the easiest of the set, "Chasing a String," is written in the key of C in baroque style, filled with contrapuntal lines, sequences and articulations.
A list of currently recognized Articulations Committees is included.
This piece is more intricate in the articulations and slurrings.
The demands on the pianist are similarly wide, and the subtle dynamics, articulations and tempo changes require a sensitive accompanist.
Though a variety of articulations are employed throughout, the legato touch prevails, encouraging the development of a singing, cantabile line.
A variety of articulations are found in these pieces, including legato, staccato, two-note slurs, tenuti, portatos and accents.
Meakin continues, "An articulation is thus paradoxical, for it is a whole which is only whole o r coherent as a result of the differentiation of parts within itself" (20).

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