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1. The act of vocal expression; utterance or enunciation: an articulation of the group's sentiments.
a. The act or manner of producing a speech sound.
b. A speech sound, especially a consonant.
a. A jointing together or being jointed together.
b. The method or manner of jointing.
4. Anatomy
a. A fixed or movable joint between bones.
b. A movable joint between inflexible parts of the body of an animal, as the divisions of an appendage in arthropods.
5. Botany
a. A joint between two separable parts, as a leaf and a stem.
b. A node or a space on a stem between two nodes.
6. The conversion of a student's credits at one school to credits at another school by comparing the curricula.

ar·tic′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē), ar·tic′u·la′tive (-lā′tĭv, -lə-tĭv) adj.
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Adj.1.articulatory - of or relating to articulation; "articulatory features"; "articulatory phonetics"
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[ɑːˈtɪkjʊlətərɪ] ADJarticulatorio
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Stop epenthesis is an alternation that lies at the interface of phonetics and phonology: there are reasons to consider it a phonological alternation, part of the grammar, but it is clearly articulatorily motivated and closely related to language-specific phonetics.
Examples of the latter are the /p/ gap in Hausa (in [p] there is hardly any resonance in the oral cavity so that the stop burst is difficult to detect acoustically) and the /g/ gap in Dutch (as voicing and velarity are articulatorily hard to maintain simultaneously).
This research observed that the native English monophthongal vowels that do not have equivalent values in Shona are substituted with Shona monophthongs that are articulatorily close to them in the spoken English of Shona-English bilinguals.
Jensen writes that "Articulatorily, glides are like vowels, but not functionally"--a sentence that is certainly incomprehensible at this point in the text to beginners.
The task appears to be effective in disrupting other articulatorily based processes as well.