1. the process of producing and using the speech sounds required for intelligible and meaningful speech. Articulation is a complex process that involves accuracy in the placement of the vocal tract, as well as timing, direction of movements, force expended, speed of response, and neural integration of all of the above actions. Compare with misarticulation. 2. a clearly articulated sound or utterance produced by the vocal region. 3. a joint between the bones, which may be either fixed or movable. 4. in Gestalt psychology, this term refers to the level of complexity inherent within a structure.
ARTICULATION: "The person produced speech sounds by using the process of articulation."