Associations to the word «Joint»


JOINT, adjective. Done by two or more people or organisations working together.
JOINT, noun. The point where two components of a structure join, but are still able to rotate.
JOINT, noun. The point where two components of a structure join rigidly.
JOINT, noun. (anatomy) Any part of the body where two bones join, in most cases allowing that part of the body to be bent or straightened.
JOINT, noun. The means of securing together the meeting surfaces of components of a structure.
JOINT, noun. A cut of meat.
JOINT, noun. The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations.
JOINT, noun. (geology) A fracture in which the strata are not offset; a geologic joint.
JOINT, noun. (originally slang) A restaurant, bar, nightclub or similar business.
JOINT, noun. (slang) (always with "the") prison
JOINT, noun. (slang) A marijuana cigarette.
JOINT, verb. (transitive) To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together
JOINT, verb. (transitive) To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.
JOINT, verb. (transitive) To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.
JOINT, verb. (transitive) To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat.
JOINT, verb. (intransitive) To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do.
JOINT ACADEMIC NETWORK, proper noun. A British, private, government-funded computer network dedicated to education and research. Abbreviation: JANET.
JOINT ACCOUNT, noun. A bank account owned jointly by two or more persons.
JOINT ACCOUNTS, noun. Plural of joint account
JOINT COMMITTEE, noun. (politics) In a bicameral legislative body, a decision-making entity composed of members of both houses.
JOINT COMMITTEES, noun. Plural of joint committee
JOINT CUSTODY, noun. An arrangement whereby the mother and the father share the physical and legal custody of a child.
JOINT ENTROPY, noun. (information theory) The Shannon entropy of a "script" whose "characters" are elements of the Cartesian product of the sets of characters of the component scripts.
JOINT FAMILY, noun. (India) A household consisting of two or more closely-related nuclear families, such as two or more brothers along with their wives and children, or multiple generations along with spouses.
JOINT HOUSEHOLD, noun. Alternative term for joint family
JOINT LOCK, noun. (combat sports) Any lock designed to hyperextend one of the joints of the body, leading to pain and/or injury.
JOINT LOCKS, noun. Plural of joint lock
JOINT OPERATIONS, noun. A military strategy employing combined arms to accomplish a specified objective.
JOINT PROBABILITY, noun. The probability distribution of a random variable whose sample space is the Cartesian product of the sample spaces of its (at least two) component random variables.
JOINT PROBABILITY, noun. The probability that two events will occur simultaneously.
JOINT SNAKE, noun. A mythical creature of the southern United States, a snake that can reassemble itself when broken or cut into pieces.
JOINT SNAKES, noun. Plural of joint snake
JOINT SPACE, noun. The vector product of the translational and angular displacements of each joint of a robotic link; all the places that a robotic arm can access.
JOINT SPACE, noun. (anatomy) The space in a joint between two bones.
JOINT SPACES, noun. Plural of joint space
JOINT VENTURE, noun. A cooperative partnership between two individuals or businesses in which profits and risks are shared
JOINT VENTURES, noun. Plural of joint venture
JOINT WILL, noun. (legal) A single document executed by two people, so that their property is disposed of identically upon the death of either or both.
JOINT WILLS, noun. Plural of joint will

Dictionary definition

JOINT, noun. (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion).
JOINT, noun. A disreputable place of entertainment.
JOINT, noun. The shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made.
JOINT, noun. A piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion.
JOINT, noun. Junction by which parts or objects are joined together.
JOINT, noun. Marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking.
JOINT, verb. Fit as if by joints; "The boards fit neatly".
JOINT, verb. Provide with a joint; "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood".
JOINT, verb. Fasten with a joint.
JOINT, verb. Separate (meat) at the joint.
JOINT, adjective. United or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners".
JOINT, adjective. Affecting or involving two or more; "joint income-tax return"; "joint ownership".
JOINT, adjective. Involving both houses of a legislature; "a joint session of Congress".

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