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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a joint commission (=involving two or more countries or groups)
▪ a new India-Sri Lanka joint commission
a joint committee (=involving two or more groups)
a joint decision (=one that two people make together)
▪ Jo and I made a joint decision that we should separate.
a joint degreeBritish English (= in which you study two subjects)
▪ a joint degree in Economics and Statistics
a joint income (=that two or more people have)
▪ Between them they have a joint income of less than £20,000.
a joint of meatBritish English (= a large piece of meat, sometimes containing a bone)
▪ He began to carve the joint of meat.
a joint/team effort (=involving a group or team of people)
▪ We had many fine individual performances, but the win was a real team effort.
clip joint
joint action (=that two or more countries, organizations etc take together)
▪ Community leaders agreed to take joint action on scientific, social and environmental issues.
joint command (=shared by two people, countries etc)
▪ Russia and Ukraine had joint command over the Fleet.
joint consultation (=involving two different groups)
▪ Committees can be used for joint consultation between employers and employees.
joint custody (=both parents have it)
▪ After the breakup, the parents were awarded joint custody.
joint honours degree (=a degree in two main subjects)
joint honours
joint venture (=when two companies do something together)
▪ His joints had stiffened.
rolled...joint (=a cigarette containing marijuana)
▪ Ben rolled a joint and lit it.
seal a joint/crack/opening/gap
▪ A quick way to seal awkward gaps is to use a foam filler.
stiff neck/back/joint etc
▪ Alastair woke with a stiff neck.
strip joint
universal joint
▪ Or had she bought this, and all the surplus food, when there had been money in the joint account?
▪ The mention of a bank made him feel guilty about not having a joint account with Bella any longer.
▪ In another example, two customers with a joint account notify their bank of change of address.
▪ Cash in a joint account is not frozen when one party dies.
▪ If you're opening a joint account, one of these documents must be shown by each holder.
▪ The husband had made the arrangements for the opening of the joint account to which, subsequently, the loan was debited.
▪ They may have a joint account but she feels that it is his money because he earned it.
▪ Where there is no joint action, each member state is entirely free to act on its own.
▪ It is joint action for mutual benefit.
▪ There are now no legal obligations arising out of joint action, which will remain until the new treaty is effective.
▪ They have shown a total lack of interest in joint action in the face of rising fuel prices.
▪ It is up to citizens working together to initiate a long term process of communication, mutual support and joint action.
▪ Discussions concerned joint action and exchange of information.
▪ These joint actions of yours and mine that have weakened it.
▪ These will be grouped under four heads decentralisation, consumerism and participation, self help and joint action.
▪ Like the vice-president, the chairman of the joint chiefs must keep his advice to the president secret.
▪ On Saturday, the joint chiefs met with Arteaga and formally withdrew support from Bucaram.
▪ The joint chiefs were unwilling to support a treaty at this juncture for strategic reasons.
▪ The other members of the joint chiefs agreed with him that the Indochina conflict was the wrong war in the wrong place.
▪ Acheson said that the joint chiefs of staff preferred the latter course of action.
▪ He brushed aside the views of the joint chiefs of staff, ascribing their opposition to ignorance of the Far East.
▪ He was chairman of the joint chiefs of staff several times, senators, presidents.
▪ The Congress meanwhile created a select joint committee to conduct hearings.
▪ Parliament on Aug. 6 approved the setting-up of a joint committee with extensive powers to probe the scandal.
▪ The agreement included a clause setting up a joint committee to oversee air quality.
▪ If the Bundestag is unable to convene, legislative power goes to a joint committee of the Bundestag and Bundesrat.
▪ Students, workers and peasants formed a joint committee to organize supplies.
▪ In some cases the districts alone have established joint committees within the area covered by a top-tier authority.
▪ After all, joint committees themselves enjoy a good railway pedigree.
▪ A joint communiqué issued after the meetings was couched in general terms and did not refer to the cessation of hostilities.
▪ The final joint communiqué of Razak's visit to Moscow contained an agreement to differ.
▪ On Dec. 11 agreement was reached to set up a single joint company to oversee the pipelines.
▪ We got joint custody of the children.
▪ They were given joint custody of Emma and Lucy, with Gabrielle having care and control.
▪ He now lives on his own in west London and has joint custody of his two children.
▪ After the breakup the parents were awarded joint custody and Tom resided for part of the week with each.
▪ In the divorce petition he claimed, interalia, interim and permanent joint custody of, and access to, the child.
▪ The joint declarations precipitated several days of military confrontation between the federal army and republican forces.
▪ In the words of the joint declaration, the two countries have opened a new page in their relations.
▪ A number of joint degree courses are available.
▪ The wide range of joint degrees available reflects the extent to which Linguistics relates to other subject areas.
▪ The joint degree in Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence is unique in Britain.
▪ There is also a diagram of the joint degrees in the Faculty of Arts on page 61.
▪ Alternatively, students might take a joint degree where equal time is spent on two subjects.
▪ Now it's signed a deal with Swindon College, agreeing to offer joint degrees, with a view to applying for University status.
▪ The product is the result of an agreement signed in October 1991 for joint development of an FRAM-compatible radio frequency transponder chip.
▪ Several of the schools are proposing to undertake joint development work with local colleges.
▪ It is a good example of how manufacturers and customers can profit from joint developments.
▪ It's more joint development of the applications and systems they need.
▪ A joint development between LogIT and the Lego Robolab might just help to break down the science and technology interface.
▪ The new car is a joint development between Honda and the Rover Group.
▪ It could be a joint development or a pricey investment by a third party.
▪ This joint effort by a multicompany committee produced some of the best materials on the subject yet produced.
▪ Country concerns: Trimdon children are making a joint effort to improve wildlife in the countryside around their schools.
▪ The present book is the joint effort of our chosen specialized fields.
▪ It's a joint effort by the council, health services, local businesses and volunteers ... the whole community.
▪ In fact, the most successful programs are joint efforts between a source of training and a source of employment.
▪ See it as a joint effort.
▪ The joint effort has produced remote control fuel-rod exchangers and automatic inspection systems for radioactive welded pipes.
▪ They feel that they can band together with others in a kind of joint enterprise to beat the disease.
▪ Nor do all who participate in a joint enterprise agree to its occurrence.
▪ The lawyer said the defendants were all involved in a joint enterprise to plant a booby-trap device under the car.
▪ The maintenance of territorial integrity has become a joint enterprise.
▪ It is appropriate that this is done through the relevant Tourist Boards and their overseas joint marketing schemes.
▪ The suggestion was made at a joint meeting of all sides organised by North Yorkshire county council.
▪ Tony was terrified of this joint meeting but it went all right.
▪ A joint meeting followed where Liz discussed her difficulties with her parents.
▪ Information: management informs employees in writing or at joint meetings.
▪ On 24 April a joint meeting of officials from the two departments was convened.
▪ It was agreed that a joint meeting should be held, at which he, Bonar and Barnes should speak.
▪ Please remember that if the account is to be in joint names, then both parties must sign the form.
▪ Turning to the mortgage side of home finance, liability will be joint and several where the loan is in joint names.
▪ Simply complete the attached application form, making sure both parties sign if the account is to be in joint names.
▪ The Council refused to rehouse because the tenancy was held in joint names with his ex-wife who has disappeared.
▪ Please remember that both parties must sign the form if the account is to be in joint names.
▪ They had purchased the property in December 1974 in their joint names with the aid of a building society mortgage.
▪ The joint operation, Carlsberg-Tetley, will have an 18% share of the beer market.
▪ A huge joint operation was planned involving the Cav, the marines, the navy, and the ARVNs.
▪ Time allowed 00:21 Read in studio Detectives have seized around five hundred suspected pirate videos in a joint operation with copyright investigators.
▪ Physical therapists take part in patient care before and after joint operations.
▪ Extra cash will be committed by both sides to lead the joint operation.
▪ In education operational time scales tend to be longer than commercial ones, certainly so far as joint projects are concerned.
▪ We all share the same sky and the same passion, which is to see our joint projects take to the air.
▪ The relationship has been stormy, with joint projects often cut off in their prime.
▪ This is a joint project of the polytechnic and the university.
▪ Journalists conduct interviews, research documents, undertake joint projects with Insight teams and hire quantitative researchers to undertake polls.
▪ For this reason I have to say we have not been too happy with-her work on joint projects.
▪ Mrs Robinson said the book is a joint project between the federations from west and east Suffolk.
▪ The Imperial College section of the joint project was concerned with the introduction of new technology.
▪ Brian Tighe discusses polymers in ophthalmology and Peter Marquis describes the application of high performance ceramics in bone and joint replacements.
▪ A prosthesis used in a joint replacement costs between $ 5,000 and $ 10,000.
▪ More sophisticated computer-designed prostheses for joint replacements allow many more patients to benefit.
▪ Examples are hip joint replacement, cataract extraction, prostate resection, and cardiac pacemaker insertion.
▪ Thirty elderly patients are available for a study of hip joint replacement.
▪ Accordingly, parliament at a joint session suspended King Baudouin on April 4, and itself signed the abortion bill into law.
▪ Bush singled out the issue Tuesday night in his address before a joint session of Congress.
▪ The normally routine joint session cere mony is scheduled for January 5.
▪ The two issued a joint statement calling for the continuation of negotiations between the two blocs.
▪ A joint statement said that a ministerial commission for co-operation in military training and defence industries was to be set up.
▪ Following a meeting on June 15, however, the parties issued a joint statement rejecting the President's invitation.
▪ A joint statement to that effect was issued afterwards.
▪ Korda and the agencies issued a joint statement saying the case had been settled amicably in London last week.
▪ Examples abound in the professions, for example the question of auditors and joint stock companies, or solicitors and conveyancing.
▪ It concerns the severance of a beneficial joint tenancy.
▪ Hence in the present case Mr. Dennis had not been divested of his interest under the joint tenancy when his wife died.
▪ When she died the joint tenancy still subsisted.
▪ The question which has arisen is whether in these circumstances the beneficial joint tenancy was severed before Mrs. Dennis' death.
▪ A joint tenancy is severed if a joint tenant disposes of his interest inter vivos.
▪ On the face of it, the absence of joint obligations of payment was inconsistent with the existence of a joint tenancy.
▪ The husband and wife may agree that the joint tenancy should be severed but if so they should properly evidence that fact.
▪ It follows that there was no joint tenancy.
▪ This embraces the situation where a husband and wife own property as joint tenants in equity.
▪ As the surviving joint tenant, Mary Tene inherits the building.
▪ A joint tenancy is severed if a joint tenant disposes of his interest inter vivos.
▪ Finding joint tenants is one alternative to closing even more branches.
▪ Here, when the relevant act of bankruptcy occurred, Mr. Dennis was a beneficial joint tenant of the two properties.
▪ A second joint venture is to be formed later this year, designated the Integration Office.
▪ And no decision has been made as to where the joint venture would be based.
▪ Direct methods included subsidiary companies, joint ventures and direct selling.
▪ Antrim, in a joint venture with Ennex International's subsidiary, Ulster Minerals.
▪ The company is a joint venture between transport group Stagecoach and Virgin.
▪ To achieve this, Quinlan is pushing ahead with a salad of deals, alliances and joint ventures.
▪ The decision point is particularly important for joint ventures projects.
▪ Different objectives and competing priorities of the sponsors have to be balanced, especially in the case of joint ventures.
case the joint
knee/hip/joint replacement
▪ A prosthesis used in a joint replacement costs between $ 5,000 and $ 10,000.
▪ Carrying out the precision drilling in a delicate hip replacement operation is the world's first robotic surgeon.
▪ For those over 65, it is knee or hip replacement.
▪ I had been having trouble with arthritis for years, and nine years ago had a hip replacement.
▪ Just two months ago, he underwent bowel and hip replacement surgery that cost $ 120, 000.
▪ One person's hip replacement operation certainly prevents the busy surgeon from doing something else at the same time.
▪ She has undergone three hip replacement surgeries in the last three years.
▪ With 40,000 hip replacements a year, making joints is big business, now mostly done by multi-nationals companies.
put sb's nose out of joint
▪ "Did you cook the dinner, Jane?" "No, it was a joint effort."
▪ a joint bank account
▪ a joint declaration by Israeli and Palestinian leaders
▪ We both wanted to move to Canada - it was a joint decision.
▪ Arrive at joint decisions on how that care is to be delivered to individuals?
▪ Finding joint tenants is one alternative to closing even more branches.
▪ The joint opinion rejects that framework.
▪ The company will maintain a strategic manufacturing agreement with the startup and joint business development arrangements.
▪ Thirty-eight runners went to post, with Red Rum and Crisp joint favourites at 9-1.
▪ This factor can be compensated for, by dividing the semantic score between two words by the joint length of their definitions.
▪ My right leg finally made an appearance in the correct locale, opposite my left and below the hip joint.
▪ She suffered from migraine, diarrhoea with wind and bloating, and stiff, painful joints.
▪ Her physical pain went on in the form of sensitivity, aching muscles, stiff joints, indigestion, and kidney stones.
▪ Notes A gimbal is a kind of universal joint that allows free rotation within a range of angles.
▪ In mechanical terms, the head is an elliptical spheroid with a single universal joint, the neck.
▪ The shoulder and elbow joints are built around precision variable resistors and as each joint swivels so the variable resistor turns.
▪ The large bone of the upper arm was splintered to the elbow joint, and the wound bled freely.
▪ I realized that I had a splitting headache and that my knee joints were uncertain of their purpose when I stood up.
▪ His body bucked off the chair with such violence that his knee joints popped.
▪ Fanged skulls with potent crosses adorned the knee joints of these warriors' armour.
▪ This was because the arrival of the fleet was a very special time for the clubs and strip joints of Perth.
▪ He also discussed a visit to a strip joint and what would make him run from a woman's bedroom.
▪ Authorities hope to find a link between the Hells Angels and a fatal beating in a San Jose strip joint.
▪ Lucker rolls a joint which is a big mistake as far as I am concerned.
▪ Miguel rolled a joint, but his stomach was churning, the air heavy with emotion.
▪ During 1990 and 1991, it seemed anybody who ever smoked a joint was taking Ecstasy.
▪ a joint of beef
▪ a fast-food joint
▪ an elbow joint
▪ Duvall had just glued the joints of the chair and was tightening a vise to hold them in place.
▪ I've had a lot of pain in my joints recently, especially in my wrists and shoulders.
▪ One of the joints in the pipe was cracked and gas was escaping.
▪ the joints of a chair
▪ Early on it was a chrome stool and burger joint.
▪ Her bowels were much improved by this, but Edith still had migraine attacks and trouble with her joints.
▪ His body bucked off the chair with such violence that his knee joints popped.
▪ Jim Feng passed me another joint that was going from hand to hand.
▪ Mitred housings with mortice and tenon joints were used.
▪ Quality control of solder joints is currently done by blowing up a digitized image of the joint and having humans inspect it.
▪ They make a qualitative judgment on whether the solder joint is acceptable or unacceptable.
▪ X-rays don't reveal much, either, since the inflammation lies in the soft tissues and not in the joints.
knee/hip/joint replacement
▪ A prosthesis used in a joint replacement costs between $ 5,000 and $ 10,000.
▪ Carrying out the precision drilling in a delicate hip replacement operation is the world's first robotic surgeon.
▪ For those over 65, it is knee or hip replacement.
▪ I had been having trouble with arthritis for years, and nine years ago had a hip replacement.
▪ Just two months ago, he underwent bowel and hip replacement surgery that cost $ 120, 000.
▪ One person's hip replacement operation certainly prevents the busy surgeon from doing something else at the same time.
▪ She has undergone three hip replacement surgeries in the last three years.
▪ With 40,000 hip replacements a year, making joints is big business, now mostly done by multi-nationals companies.
put sb's nose out of joint
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Joint \Joint\ (joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint. See Join.]

  1. The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close-fitting or junction; junction; as, a joint between two pieces of timber; a joint in a pipe.

  2. A joining of two things or parts so as to admit of motion; an articulation, whether movable or not; a hinge; as, the knee joint; a node or joint of a stem; a ball and socket joint. See Articulation.

    A scaly gauntlet now, with joints of steel, Must glove this hand.

    To tear thee joint by joint.

  3. The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations; as, a joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg.

  4. Any one of the large pieces of meat, as cut into portions by the butcher for roasting.

  5. (Geol.) A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a rock transverse to the stratification.

  6. (Arch.) The space between the adjacent surfaces of two bodies joined and held together, as by means of cement, mortar, etc.; as, a thin joint.

  7. The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a structure are secured together.

  8. [ Jag a notch.] A projecting or retreating part in something; any irregularity of line or surface, as in a wall. [Now Chiefly U. S.]

  9. (Theaters) A narrow piece of scenery used to join together two flats or wings of an interior setting.

  10. a disreputable establishment, or a place of low resort, as for smoking opium; -- also used for a commercial establishment, implying a less than impeccable reputation, but often in jest; as, talking about a high-class joint is an oxymoron. [Slang]

  11. a marijuana cigarette. [Slang]

  12. prison; -- used with ``the''. [Slang] `` he spent five years in the joint.'' Coursing joint (Masonry), the mortar joint between two courses of bricks or stones. Fish joint, Miter joint, Universal joint, etc. See under Fish, Miter, etc. Joint bolt, a bolt for fastening two pieces, as of wood, one endwise to the other, having a nut embedded in one of the pieces. Joint chair (Railroad), the chair that supports the ends of abutting rails. Joint coupling, a universal joint for coupling shafting. See under Universal. Joint hinge, a hinge having long leaves; a strap hinge. Joint splice, a re["e]nforce at a joint, to sustain the parts in their true relation. Joint stool.

    1. A stool consisting of jointed parts; a folding stool.

    2. A block for supporting the end of a piece at a joint; a joint chair.

      Out of joint, out of place; dislocated, as when the head of a bone slips from its socket; hence, not working well together; disordered. ``The time is out of joint.''


Joint \Joint\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jointed; p. pr. & vb. n. Jointing.]

  1. To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards.

    Pierced through the yielding planks of jointed wood.

  2. To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.

    Jointing their force 'gainst C[ae]sar.

  3. To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.

    The fingers are jointed together for motion.

  4. To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat. ``He joints the neck.''

    Quartering, jointing, seething, and roasting.


Joint \Joint\, v. i. To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly.


Joint \Joint\ (joint), a. [F., p. p. of joindre. See Join.]

  1. Joined; united; combined; concerted; as, joint action.

  2. Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together.

    I read this joint effusion twice over.
    --T. Hook.

  3. United, joined, or sharing with another or with others; not solitary in interest or action; holding in common with an associate, or with associates; acting together; as, joint heir; joint creditor; a joint bank account; joint debtor, etc. ``Joint tenants of the world.''

  4. Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as, joint property; a joint bond.

    A joint burden laid upon us all.

    Joint committee (Parliamentary Practice), a committee composed of members of the two houses of a legislative body, for the appointment of which concurrent resolutions of the two houses are necessary.

    Joint meeting, or Joint session, the meeting or session of two distinct bodies as one; as, a joint meeting of committees representing different corporations; a joint session of both branches of a State legislature to chose a United States senator. ``Such joint meeting shall not be dissolved until the electoral votes are all counted and the result declared.''
    --Joint Rules of Congress, U. S.

    Joint resolution (Parliamentary Practice), a resolution adopted concurrently by the two branches of a legislative body. ``By the constitution of the United States and the rules of the two houses, no absolute distinction is made between bills and joint resolutions.''
    --Barclay (Digest).

    Joint rule (Parliamentary Practice), a rule of proceeding adopted by the concurrent action of both branches of a legislative assembly. ``Resolved, by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), that the sixteenth and seventeenth joint rules be suspended for the remainder of the session.''
    --Journal H. of R., U. S.

    Joint and several (Law), a phrase signifying that the debt, credit, obligation, etc., to which it is applied is held in such a way that the parties in interest are engaged both together and individually thus a joint and several debt is one for which all the debtors may be sued together or either of them individually; used especially in the phrase joint and several liability.

    Joint stock, stock held in company.

    Joint-stock company (Law), a species of partnership, consisting generally of a large number of members, having a capital divided, or agreed to be divided, into shares, the shares owned by any member being usually transferable without the consent of the rest.

    Joint tenancy (Law), a tenure by two or more persons of estate by unity of interest, title, time, and possession, under which the survivor takes the whole.

    Joint tenant (Law), one who holds an estate by joint tenancy. Contrassted with tenant in common.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "united," from Old French jointiz (adj.) and joint, literally "joined," past participle of joindre (see join (v.)).


late 13c., "a part of a body where two bones meet and move in contact with one another," from Old French joint "joint of the body" (12c.), from Latin iunctus "united, connected, associated," past participle of iungere "join" (see jugular). Related: Joints. Slang meaning of "place, building, establishment" (especially one where persons meet for shady activities) first recorded 1877, American English, from an earlier Anglo-Irish sense (1821), perhaps on the notion of a side-room, one "joined" to a main room. The original U.S. sense was especially of "an opium-smoking den."\n

\nMeaning "marijuana cigarette" (1938) is perhaps from notion of something often smoked in common, but there are other possibilities; earlier joint in drug slang meant "hypodermic outfit" (1935). Meaning "prison" is attested from 1953 but probably is older. Out of joint in the figurative sense is from early 15c. (literally, of bone displacement, late 14c.).

  1. Done by two or more people or organisations working together. n. 1 The point where two components of a structure join, but are still able to rotate. 2 The point where two components of a structure join rigidly. 3 (context anatomy English) Any part of the body where two bones join, in most cases allowing that part of the body to be bent or straightened. 4 The means of securing together the meeting surfaces of components of a structure. 5 A cut of meat. 6 The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations. 7 (context geology English) A fracture in which the strata are not offset; a geologic joint. 8 (context originally slang English) A restaurant, bar, nightclub or similar business. 9 (context slang English) (''always with "the"'') prison 10 (context slang English) A marijuana cigarette. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together 2 (context transitive English) To join; to connect; to unite; to combine. 3 (context transitive English) To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate. 4 (context transitive English) To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat. 5 (context intransitive English) To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do.

  1. adj. united or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners" [ant: separate]

  2. affecting or involving two or more; "joint income-tax return"; "joint ownership"

  3. involving both houses of a legislature; "a joint session of Congress"

  1. v. fit as if by joints; "The boards fit neatly"

  2. provide with a joint; "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood" [syn: articulate]

  3. fasten with a joint

  4. separate (meat) at the joint

  1. n. (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if the articulation allows motion) [syn: articulation, articulatio]

  2. a disreputable place of entertainment

  3. the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made [syn: articulation, join, juncture, junction]

  4. a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion [syn: roast]

  5. junction by which parts or objects are joined together

  6. marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking [syn: marijuana cigarette, reefer, stick, spliff]


A joint or articulation (or articular surface) is the connection made between bones in the body. They are constructed to allow for different degrees and types of movement. Sutures between the bones of the skull permit very little movement. The connection between a tooth and the jawbone is also called a joint, and is described as a fibrous joint known as a gomphosis. Joints are classified both structurally and functionally.

Joint (disambiguation)

Joint is a location where two bones make contact.

Joint may also refer to:

Joint (building)

A building joint is a junction where building elements meet without applying a static load from one element to another. When one or more of these vertical or horizontal elements that meet are required by the local building code to have a fire-resistance rating, the resulting opening that makes up the joint must be firestopped in order to restore the required compartmentalisation.

Joint (audio engineering)

In audio engineering, joint refers to a joining of several channels of similar information in order to obtain higher quality, a smaller file size, or both.

Joint (geology)

thumb|A rock in Abisko fractured along existing joints possibly by mechanical frost weathering

A joint is a break ( fracture) of natural origin in the continuity of either a layer or body of rock that lacks any visible or measurable movement parallel to the surface (plane) of the fracture. Although they can occur singly, they most frequently occur as joint sets and systems. A joint set is a family of parallel, evenly spaced joints that can be identified through mapping and analysis of the orientations, spacing, and physical properties. A joint system consists of two or more intersecting joint sets. The distinction between joints and faults hinges on the terms visible or measurable which depends on the scale of observation. Faults differ from joints in that they exhibit visible or measurable lateral movement between the opposite surfaces of the fracture. As a result, a joint may have been created by either strict movement of a rock layer or body perpendicular to the fracture or by varying degrees of lateral displacement parallel to the surface (plane) of the fracture that remains “invisible” at the scale of observation.

Joints are among the most universal geologic structures as they are found in most every exposure of rock. They vary greatly in appearance, dimensions, and arrangement, and occur in quite different tectonic environments. Often, the specific origin of the stresses that created certain joints and associated joint sets can be quite ambiguous, unclear, and sometimes controversial. The most prominent joints occur in the most well-consolidated, lithified, and highly competent rocks, such as sandstone, limestone, quartzite, and granite. Joints may be open fractures or filled by various materials. Joints, which are infilled by precipitated minerals are called veins and joints filled by solidified magma are called dikes.

Joint (song)

"Joint", stylized as "JOINT", is the fifth maxi single by Japanese J-pop artist Mami Kawada, with both its A-side and B-side featured in her 2008 Savia album. It contains four tracks in both regular and instrumental versions and spans 17:40. Both its A-side and B-side tracks are featured as opening and ending themes for the second season of the anime series Shakugan no Shana. Geneon Entertainment released the single on October 31, 2007 in both a regular CD release and a limited CD and DVD that featured the music video for the track "Joint" bearing the catalog numbers GNCA-86 and GNCA-85 respectively.

Joint (cannabis)

A joint is a rolled marijuana cigarette. Unlike commercial tobacco cigarettes, joints are ordinarily hand-rolled by the user with rolling papers, though in some cases they are machine-rolled. Rolling papers are the most common rolling medium in industrialized countries; however, brown paper, cigarettes with the tobacco removed, beedis with the tobacco removed, receipts, and newspaper can also be used, particularly in developing countries. Modern papers are manufactured in a range of sizes from a wide variety of materials including rice, hemp, and flax, and are also available in liquorice and other flavoured varieties.

A joint can vary in size, typically containing between net weight of cannabis. Tobacco may or may not be used in the rolling process.

Usage examples of "joint".

The same women that despised Sky Eyes, that gossiped about her and futilely forbade their sons to come near her, they came for abortifacients, joint easers, the silvery drink that brought one out of a dark mood, a dozen other things.

Fred were in the habit of sexually and sadistically abusing young girls in the cellar of their house for their joint pleasure.

Each chain over a shore span consists of two segments, the longer attached to the tie at the top of the river tower, the shorter to the link at the top of the abutment tower, and the two jointed together at the lowest point.

It has a large round head, which is received into the acetabulum, thus affording a good illustration of a ball and socket joint.

According to the analogy of all other pulvini, such joints ought to continue circumnutating for a long period, after the adjoining parts have ceased to grow.

Club-feet, wry neck, spinal curvature, hip-joint disease, white swellings, and stiffened joints, are all readily amendable to the curative effects of motion administered by the manipulator and other machinery.

The joints of the elbow, wrist, ankle, or toes, may, however, be affected with this disease, but we shall speak of it in this connection as affecting only the knee-joint.

Rheumatoid and some other forms of arthritis are not diseases associated with aging, but rather autoimmune disorders, in which antibodies attack your cartilage, which is what triggers that inflammation and joint pain.

As it transpired, Micheline de Parnasse was abed that day with an ague in the joints, and I spoke to her assistant instead, the Siovalese lordling.

From across the cell Alec heard the soft, sickening snap of joints separating.

A policy, intelligently informed by the desire to maintain a joint process of individual and social amelioration, should be able to keep a democracy sound and whole both in sentiment and in idea.

Joints is the only place you can pull up, an' when you stop you got to buy somepin so you can sling the bull with the broad behind the counter.

The horses, as well as the men, were clothed in complete armor, the joints of which were artfully adapted to the motions of their bodies.

Only the arthritic swelling and distortion of his finger joints gave any hint of disability or special challenge.

Acute articular rheumatism implies an affection of the articulations or joints.