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[ahr-tik-yuh-ley-ter] /ɑrˈtɪk yəˌleɪ tər/
a person or thing that articulates.
Phonetics. a movable organ, as the tongue, lips, or uvula, the action of which is involved in the production of speech sounds.
Dentistry. a mechanical device, representing the jaws, to which casts may be attached: used in the making of dentures.
Origin of articulator
1770-80; articulate + -or2 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for articulator
  • Harry offered little challenge to the articulator's craft, because his skeleton was already nearly fused into one piece.
  • Casts will be mounted in a semi-adjustable articulator using standardized measures and artificial teeth will be selected.
British Dictionary definitions for articulator


a person or thing that articulates
(phonetics) any vocal organ that takes part in the production of a speech sound. Such organs are of two types: those that can move, such as the tongue, lips, etc (active articulators), and those that remain fixed, such as the teeth, the hard palate, etc (passive articulators)
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articulator in Medicine

articulator ar·tic·u·la·tor (är-tĭk'yə-lā'tər)
A mechanical device representing the temporomandibular joints and the jaw bones, used in dentistry to obtain proper articulation of artificial teeth.

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