made clear or distinct:
having a joint or joints; jointed:
an articulated appendage.
(of a vehicle) built in sections that are hinged or otherwise connected so as to allow flexibility of movement:
an articulated bus; an articulated locomotive.
uttered clearly in distinct syllables.
capable of speech; not speechless.
using language easily and fluently; having facility with words:
an articulate speaker.
expressed, formulated, or presented with clarity and effectiveness:
an articulate thought.
made clear, distinct, and precise in relation to other parts:
an articulate form; an articulate shape; an articulate area.
(of ideas, form, etc.) having a meaningful relation to other parts:
an articulate image.
having parts or distinct areas organized into a coherent or meaningful whole; unified:
an articulate system of philosophy.
Zoology. having joints or ; composed of segments.
to utter clearly and distinctly; pronounce with clarity.
Phonetics. to make the movements and adjustments of the speech organs necessary to utter (a speech sound).
to give clarity or distinction to:
to articulate a shape; to articulate an idea.
Dentistry. to position or reposition (teeth); subject to .
to unite by a joint or joints.
to reveal or make distinct:
an injection to articulate arteries so that obstructions can be observed by x-ray.
to pronounce clearly each of a succession of speech sounds, syllables, or words; enunciate:
to articulate with excessive precision.
Phonetics. to articulate a speech sound.
Anatomy, Zoology. to form a joint.
Obsolete. to make terms of agreement.
a segmented invertebrate.
In a letter written during this period to a friend, Helen Reid, Roosevelt articulated this core belief.
When America Said No to War Marc Wortman September 9, 2013
He not only articulated the need for Americans to actively engage in world markets, clearly and convincingly.
America’s Economy Is Outperforming Rivals Because the U.S. Is Excelling at Globalization Robert Shapiro June 7, 2013
Nine years into the Afghan conflict, it is shocking that no one has articulated a strategy of any significance.
Don’t Listen to Experts on Afghanistan Masood Aziz May 27, 2010
There are numerous reasons to do so, not least the moral aspect Christie articulated at the Latino Leadership Alliance gala.
Christie’s Immigration Catch-22: Help Immigrants or Win GOP Primaries Dean Obeidallah November 18, 2013
They have not been articulated, let alone strongly advocated, by Democrats recently, including the president.
Goodbye, Blue: A Post-Obama Democratic Doctrine Doug Schoen, Jessica Tarlov November 14, 2013
Similar spines are found in many Elasmobranchs, but they are simply inserted in the flesh, not articulated to the endoskeleton.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
Radicle or Radicula: that joint of the antenna that is articulated to the head.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith
To be sure he articulated oddly—owing to his wound, of which his cheek bore the visible scar.
The Mayor of Troy Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Requests are articulated in voice command: “I would like to know .”
The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin
In R. raphanistrum the siliqua is articulated, that is to say, contracted at intervals, and the seeds placed each in a division.
Origin of Cultivated Plants Alphonse De Candolle
able to express oneself fluently and coherently: an articulate lecturer
having the power of speech
distinct, clear, or definite; well-constructed: an articulate voice, an articulate document
(zoology) (of arthropods and higher vertebrates) possessing joints or jointed segments
to speak or enunciate (words, syllables, etc) clearly and distinctly
(transitive) to express coherently in words
(intransitive) (zoology) to be jointed or form a joint
(transitive) to separate into jointed segments
“jointed,” 1610s, past participle adjective from articulate (v.). Meaning “made distinct” is from 1855.
1590s, “to divide speech into distinct parts” (earlier “to formally bring charges against,” 1550s), from Latin articulatus, past participle of articulare “to separate into joints,” also “to utter distinctly,” from articulus “joint” (see article). Generalized sense of “express in words” is from 1690s. Literal sense, “to join, to attach by joints,” is attested from 1610s. Earlier senses, “to set forth in articles,” “to bring a charge against” (1560s) now are obsolete or nearly so. Related: Articulated; articulating.
1580s in the speech sense (1570s as “formulated in articles”), from Latin articulatus (see articulate (v.)). Literal meaning “composed of segments united by joints” is from c.1600; the general sense of “speaking accurately” is short for articulate-speaking (1829). Related: Articulately.
Characterized by or having articulations; jointed.
articulate ar·tic·u·late (är-tĭk’yə-lĭt)
Capable of speaking distinctly and connectedly.
Consisting of sections united by joints; jointed.
v. ar·tic·u·lat·ed, ar·tic·u·lat·ing, ar·tic·u·lates (-lāt’)
To speak distinctly and connectedly.
To join or connect together loosely to allow motion between the parts.
To unite by forming a joint or joints.
To form a joint; be jointed.
- Articulated joint
Anatomy. a flexible joint. an artificial appendage, limb, or the like, especially one activated and controlled by a computer, as the mechanical arm of a robot. a device by which two or more sections of a vehicle are linked together so as to allow greater capacity, flexibility of movement, etc.
- Articulated lorry
a tractor-trailer truck.
- Articulated vehicle
noun a large vehicle (esp a lorry) made in two separate sections, a tractor and a trailer, connected by a pivoted bar
uttered clearly in distinct syllables. capable of speech; not speechless. using language easily and fluently; having facility with words: an articulate speaker. expressed, formulated, or presented with clarity and effectiveness: an articulate thought. made clear, distinct, and precise in relation to other parts: an articulate form; an articulate shape; an articulate area. (of ideas, form, […]