What is joint?

  • (adj): Affecting or involving two or more.
    Example: "Joint income-tax return"; "joint ownership"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A joint is the location at which two or more bones make contact. They are constructed to allow movement (except for skull bones) and provide mechanical support, and are classified structurally and functionally.

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Some articles on joint:

Goldwater–Nichols Act - Effects - Personnel Management of Officers
... Officers are routinely assigned to Joint Duty positions and are educated in Department of Defense joint professional development schools as part of their career development and ... and Air Force) or Navy captains must have had at least one Joint Duty assignment ...
Joint Disorders
... Further information Arthropathy and Arthritis A joint disorder is termed an arthropathy, and when involving inflammation of one or more joints the disorder is called an arthritis ... Most joint disorders involve arthritis, but joint damage by external physical trauma is typically not termed arthritis ... are called polyarticular when involving many joints and monoarticular when involving only one single joint ...
Jiangling Motors - History
... In January 1993, the company entered into the Isuzu Joint Venture with Isuzu and Itochu ... The joint venture acquired the non-exclusive right to produce the cab compartment and certain components of N-Series light truck and to assemble vehicles ... of Jiangxi Province Economic Restructuring Commission to be reorganized to establish a joint stock limited company on February 20, 1993 ...
... toe, often erroneously described as an enlargement of bone or tissue around the joint at the head of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint) ... As pressure is applied, the tissues surrounding the joint may become swollen and tender ... itself is partly due to the swollen bursal sac or an osseous (bony) anomaly on the mesophalangeal joint (where the first metatarsal bone and hallux meet) ...
Joint Entropy - Relations To Other Entropy Measures
... Joint entropy is used in the definition of conditional entropy and mutual information In quantum information theory, the joint entropy is generalized into the ...

More definitions of "joint":

  • (verb): Fasten with a joint.
  • (noun): A disreputable place of entertainment.
  • (noun): (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if the articulation allows motion).
    Synonyms: articulation, articulatio
  • (adj): Involving both houses of a legislature.
    Example: "A joint session of Congress"
  • (verb): Fit as if by joints.
    Example: "The boards fit neatly"
  • (verb): Separate (meat) at the joint.
  • (verb): Provide with a joint.
    Synonyms: articulate
  • (noun): A piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion.
    Synonyms: roast
  • (noun): Junction by which parts or objects are joined together.
  • (adj): United or combined.
    Example: "A joint session of Congress"; "joint owners"

Famous quotes containing the word joint:

    I conjure thee, and all the oaths which I
    And thou have sworn to seal joint constancy,
    Here I unswear, and overswear them thus,
    Thou shalt not love by ways so dangerous.
    Temper, O fair Love, love’s impetuous rage,
    Be my true Mistress still, not my feign’d Page;
    I’ll go, and, by thy kind leave, leave behind
    Thee, only worthy to nurse in my mind
    Thirst to come back;
    John Donne (1572–1631)

    Such joint ownership creates a place where mothers can “father” and fathers can “mother.” It does not encourage mothers and fathers to compete with one another for “first- place parent.” Such competition is not especially good for marriage and furthermore drives kids nuts.
    Kyle D. Pruett (20th century)

    No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition. It reduces their supporters to that tractable number which can be managed by the joint influences of fruition and hope. It offers vengeance to the discontented, and distinction to the ambitious; and employs the energies of aspiring spirits, who otherwise may prove traitors in a division or assassins in a debate.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)