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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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Development of articulatory, phonetic, and phonological capabilities.
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Articulatory placement for /t/,/d/,/k/, y/g/ targets in school a children with speech disorders associated with cleft palate.
However, a focus on the correct articulation of vowels can significantly improve listening and comprehension skills as well as articulatory skills.
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It must be noted that, thanks to the articulatory diversity of "basal" sonorants, phonetic realisations of /r/ will often vary allophonically and dialectally as well as idiolectally.
Using labiograms taken from filmed material produced by Bothorel and others at the University of Strasbourg (Andre Bothorel, Pela Simon, Francois Wioland, and Jean-Pierre Zerling, Cineradiographie des voyelles et consonnes du francais (Strasbourg: Institut de Phonetique, 1986)), Aidan Coveney offers a detailed articulatory description of the phonemes of French There are interesting cross-linguistic comparisons, showing how these speech sounds are represented in other languages, and historical light is thrown where appropriate on the development of modern French phonemes, helping to explain their sometimes idiosyncratic realization in the orthographic system (see e.g.
Chapter One, "Physiology of Phonation" by Robert Fawcus, is about the co-ordination between phonatory and articulatory behaviors.
* Splitting up: given a sign, the user has to identify its articulatory components (handshape, orientation, position, kind of movement and movement direction).
Suggested solutions include the following: provide pronunciation training courses to language teachers, have teachers lecture in English, and provide students with articulatory descriptions of the mother tongue and target language.