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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
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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.
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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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This release also features functional enhancements to the recently released Sibelius 4 and, coupled with GPO's own programming, allows for powerful and sensitive rendition of articulation and expression markings (including slurs, bowing and tremolo indications, hairpins and other dynamics, as well as all standard articulations) during playback.
They contain the many demanding characteristics associated with Sabo's style--her love for intricate articulations and groups of small ornamental notes, sustained notes within the hand, command of the entire keyboard and tricky rhythmic patterns and hand coordinations.
This piece is more intricate in the articulations and slurrings.
The flute part's range and the necessity for the player to be able to produce a wide range of dynamics, colors and articulations, including flutter-tonguing, require an able flutist.

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