(countable, or, uncountable) A joint or the collection of joints at which something is articulated, or hinged, for bending.
(countable) A manner or method by which elements of a system are connected.
(uncountable) The quality, clarity or sharpness of speech.''
- The articulation allowed the robot to move around corners.
(music, uncountable) The manner in which something is articulated (tongued, slurred or bowed).
- His volume is reasonable, but his articulation could use work.
(accounting) The interrelation and congruence of the flow of data between financial statements of an entity, especially between the income statement and balance sheet.
* 1991 , Stephen P. Taylor, “From Moneyflows Accounts to Flow-of-Funds Accounts”, printed in John C. Dawson (editor), Flow-of-Funds Analysis: A Handbook for Practitioners , M.E. Sharpe (1996), ISBN 978-1-56324-645-6,
- The articulation in this piece is tricky because it alternates between legato and staccato.
* 2005 , David T. Collins, “Accounting and Financial Reporting Issues”, Chapter 6 of Robert L. Brown and Alan S. Gutterman (editors), Emerging Companies Guide: A Resource for Professionals and Entrepreneurs , American Bar Association, ISBN 978-1-59031-466-1,
- At the time the outstanding distinction that could be seen between Copeland-Fed on the one hand and Goldsmith-Friend on the other was that the flow-of-funds system explicitly included nonfinancial transactions in the statistical structure in direct articulation with financial flows and stocks.
* 2005 , Roger L. Burritt, “Challenges for Environmental Management Accounting”, Chapter 2 of Pall M. Rikhardsson et al. (editors), Implementing Environmental Management Accounting: Status and Challenges , Springer, ISBN 978-1-4020-3371-1,
- Particular income statement accounts (revenues and expenses) are linked to particular balance sheet accounts (assets and liabilities); that is, there is articulation between the income statement and the balance sheet.
- The emphasis on articulated information about environmental liabilities in the management accounts is not stressed. Articulation between stock and flow information in physical environment terms receives less attention.
A repressed or obscure utterance; an instance of muttering.
(in Indian restaurants) peas
- The prisoners were docile, and accepted their lot with barely a mutter .
* mutter paneer
To utter words, especially complaints or angry expressions, indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; to say under one's breath.
- You could hear the students mutter as they were served sodden spaghetti, yet again, in the cafeteria.
- The beggar muttered words of thanks, as passersby dropped coins in his cup.
, date=June 28
, author=Jamie Jackson
, title=Wimbledon 2012: Lukas Rosol shocked by miracle win over Rafael Nadal
, work=the Guardian
, passage=This set – the set of Rosol's life – was studded with aces and menacing ground-strokes that left Nadal an impotent spectator often muttering
to himself and at the umpire regarding a perceived misdemeanour by his opponent.}}
To speak softly and incoherently, or with imperfect articulations.
- The asylum inmate muttered some doggerel about chains and pains to himself, over and over.
To make a sound with a low, rumbling noise.
- Meantime your filthy foreigner will stare, / And mutter to himself.
* Alexander Pope
- April could hear the delivery van's engine muttering in the driveway.
- Thick lightnings flash, the muttering thunder rolls.
, speak under one's breath
) growl, grumble, mumble
* (speak incoherently
) babble, mumble, murmur, ramble, stutter
* (make a low sound
) growl, putter, rumble
* See also