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early 15c., "a joint or joining; setting of bones," from Old French articulation, from Medieval Latin articulationem (nominative articulatio) "separation into joints," noun of action from past participle stem of articulare "to separate (meat) into joints," also "to utter distinctly," from articulus, diminutive of artus "joint" (see article).
articulation ar·tic·u·la·tion (är-tĭk'yə-lā'shən)
The place of anatomical union, usually movable, between two or more bones.
A joining or connecting together loosely so as to allow motion between the parts.
Distinct connected speech or enunciation.
The contact relationship of the occlusal surfaces of the teeth during jaw movement.
Placement of artificial teeth on a denture base so that the teeth approximate normal position and contact.