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articulator

 [ahr-tik´u-la″tor]
a device for effecting a jointlike union.
dental articulator a device that simulates movements of the temporomandibular joints or mandible, used in dentistry.

ar·tic·u·la·tor

(ar-tik'yū-lā-tŏr),
A mechanical device that represents the temporomandibular joints and jaw members to which maxillary and mandibular casts may be attached.
Synonym(s): occluding frame

articulator

(är-tĭk′yə-lā′tər)
n.
1. One that articulates: an articulator of the students' concerns.
2. One of the organs of speech, such as the lips or tongue.

articulator

[ärtik′yəlā′tər]
Etymology: L, articulare, to divide into joints
a mechanical device used in the fabrication and testing of dental prostheses. It simulates the temporomandibular joints and jaw members to which maxillary and mandibular plaster casts may be attached. Some articulators are adjustable, allowing movement of attached casts into various eccentric relationships.

articulator

A temporomandibular joint-like device used to hold models of teeth in the same alignment as a patient’s jaw, allowing an orthodontist to simulate the relationships of the bite in restorative and diagnostic procedures.

ar·tic·u·la·tor

(ahr-tik'yū-lā-tŏr)
A mechanical device that represents the temporomandibular joints and jaw members to which maxillary and mandibular casts may be attached; used in the fabrication and testing of dentures.

ar·tic·u·la·tor

(ahr-tik'yū-lā-tŏr)
Mechanical device that represents temporomandibular joints and jaw members to which maxillary and mandibular casts may be attached.
Synonym(s): occluding frame.

articulator

a device for effecting a jointlike union.
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When face-bow record is transferred to the articulator, it simulates some of the jaw movements of the patients.
Articulator Lite is a web-based NLG toolkit that allows users who might not be specialist developers to build their own NLG applications using many of the key functionalities of Arria's rich technology suite.
The use of a facebow and a semi adjustable articulator has been recommended conventionally to create a balanced articulation for a successful RCD.
A fourth fact is related to the expression of the function of inter-clausal articulator for substantive clauses, expressed by the relative pronoun (RP) in free relatives (without antecedent) in L, often corresponding to demonstrative with relative in Romance translations.
Needles, "Mandibular movements and articulator design," The Journal of the American Dental Association, vol.
The studies that evaluate OS effectiveness mention the use a face bow as one of the procedures to develop OS in order to mount models on the articulator.
The complexity comes from the fact that spoken words require the coordinated efforts of numerous "articulators" in the vocal tract -- the lips, tongue, jaw and larynx -- but scientists have not understood how the movements of these distinct articulators are precisely coordinated in the brain.
Time-Frequency Energy Features for Articulator Position Inference on Stop Consonants
The National Directory states, "There is a reciprocal correspondence between his role as herald of the Gospel and his role as an articulator of the needs of the church in the general intercessions.
6-11) Among the methodological resources most widely used in studies comparing variations between maxillomandibular relations are articulator casts and conventional radiography.
As a subset of articulator presidents, it is important for us to appreciate the challenges and opportunities the heir apparent president faces because the problems of midlife regime articulators begin to crystallize during the heir apparent's tenure.
It is found: 1) voiceless stops have short VOT, voiceless aspirated have long VOT, while voiced stops are pronounced with prevoicing 2) VOT of dental and alveolar is less than those of bilabial and velar stops; this supports Hardcastle's (1973) claim that faster the movement of the articulator, the shorter the VOT, as both dental and alveolar are articulated with the tip of the tongue.