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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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Regarding complaints about partisanship, the presidents are ordered as we would expect in the political time framework: the reconstructive and articulative presidents are the most critical, the preemptive less so, and the disjunctive least of all.
It is tempting to think that universal rules of phonotactics, based solely on articulative phonetic observation, should be possible to devise.
To these tempo indications we should add dynamics, articulative markings, and so on.
Both attitudes, serious and playful, articulative and disruptive, are justified biographically: "My life began in incoherence and discontinuity, and my work has undoubtedly been marked by this.
Figure 1 illustrates the articulative placement of these eight pairs, and the differing relationship between the pairs.
Those for pitch realization are fairly flexible, allowing different musical textures to develop from a single articulative scheme.
With great care, Takemitsu has provided thorough indications for the articulative and dynamic expressions.
Norrington's bath-water is, then, timbral, articulative and colouristic, involving questions of tone colour, balance and phrasing; and his readiness to change that water is a well enough documented necessity (thanks in part to the sleuthing of distinguished experts listed in the booklet) if his aim of historical presentation is to be fulfilled.
This is not the only way in which the novel renders a particular history of complex and mutually articulative gender and class relations, in the interactions of the narrator's parents, the village mukhtar (headman) and leading landowner, his wife, the narrator's two sisters, and other characters.
Perhaps Ellis's greatest achievement with respect to lyric diction is his attempt to place lyric diction into the larger context of phonetics, by approaching the practical challenges of singing through the lens of articulative phonetics and standard speech habits.
instead of musical virtuosity, as if a collection of mind- blowing licks and free-style mating displays - articulative of subterranean power drives, scammed as a quasi-religious exegetics justificative of personal and/or collective superiority or praiseworthy musical inevitability - what I wanted, or wanted to want [again, no goody two-shoes here], is a music-making of sensitivity and inquiry.
IPA symbols imply a succession of static articulative moments, shifting suddenly from one articulation to the next, like a slide show.