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).
1. the articulation of his theory
2. She spoke with a lazy articulation.
3. His articulation is poor.
4. Capitalist social formations reflect the interaction, or articulation, of different modes of production.
5. The speaker's ideas were good but his articulation was poor.