the location at which two speech organs approach or come together in producing a speech sound, as in the contact of the tongue and the teeth to form a dental sound.
Also called point of articulation.
Compare (def 2).
- Place of safety order
noun 1. (social welfare, law) (in Britain) under the Children and Young Persons Act 1969, an order granted by a justice to a person or agency granting authority to detain a child or young person and take him or her to a place of safety for not more than 28 days, because of the child’s […]
[plas pee-gal] /plas piˈgal/ noun 1. a square in Paris, France: noted for its night clubs.
[plas-er] /ˈplæs ər/ noun, Mining. 1. a surficial mineral deposit formed by the concentration of small particles of heavy minerals, as gold, rutile, or platinum, in gravel or small sands. 2. the site of a form of mining (placer mining) in which a placer deposit is washed to separate the gold or other valuable minerals. […]
[plas-er-vil] /ˈplæs ərˌvɪl/ noun 1. a town in central California; 19th-century gold-mining center.