Complete Definition of "inarticulation"

English

Etymology

in- + articulation

Pronunciation
IPA|ˌɪnɑːrtɪkjəˈleɪʃǝn (US)
rhymes|eɪʃǝn

Noun
en-noun|inarticulation|s|-

  1. qualifier|uncountable The state of being inarticulate; inarticulateness.

#*1976, Uma Parameswaran, A Study of Representative Indo-English Novelists, ISBN 0706904109, page 81:
#:"The inarticulation of a fond father in an undemonstrative family setting is brought out admirably..."

  1. context|education|US Any point in the educational system in which the development of the individual is hindered.

#*1937, Fred Engelhardt and Alfred Victor Overn, Secondary Education: Principles and Practices 1, page 124:
#:"Another traditional source of inarticulation is the requirement of an eighth-grade diploma for entrance to high school."

  1. An inarticulate or underarticulated utterance.

#*2002, Mad Macz, Internet Underground: The Way of the Hacker 2, page 111:
#:"There are some methods of jargonification that became established quite early... These include verb doubling, sound-alike slang, the '-P' convention, overgeneralization, spoken inarticulations, and anthropomorphization."

Related terms
underarticulation
overarticulation
hyperarticulation

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