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1. Composed of distinct, meaningful syllables or words: articulate speech.
2. Expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language: an articulate speaker.
3. Characterized by the use of clear, expressive language: an articulate essay.
4. Having the power of speech.
5. Biology Consisting of sections united by joints; jointed.
v. (-lāt′) ar·tic·u·lat·ed, ar·tic·u·lat·ing, ar·tic·u·lates
1. To pronounce distinctly and carefully; enunciate.
2. To utter (a speech sound) by making the necessary movements of the speech organs.
3. To express in coherent verbal form: couldn't articulate my fears.
4. To fit together into a coherent whole; unify: a plan to articulate nursing programs throughout the state.
5. To convert (a student's credits at one school) to credits at another school by comparing the curricula.
6. Biology To unite by forming a joint or joints.
7. Architecture To give visible or concrete expression to (the composition of structural elements): a spare design in which windows and doors are barely articulated.
1. To speak clearly and distinctly.
2. To utter a speech sound.
3. Biology To form a joint; be jointed: The thighbone articulates with the bones of the hip.

[Latin articulātus, past participle of articulāre, to divide into joints, utter distinctly, from articulus, small joint; see article.]

ar·tic′u·late·ly adv.
ar·tic′u·late·ness, ar·tic′u·la·cy (-lə-sē) n.


(Automotive Engineering) engineering Brit made in two sections


(ɑrˈtɪk yəˌleɪ tɪd)

1. (of a vehicle) built in sections that are hinged or otherwise connected so as to allow flexibility of movement.
2. articulate (def. 7).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.articulated - consisting of segments held together by jointsarticulated - consisting of segments held together by joints
unarticulated - not consisting of segments that are held together by joints


adjective attached, joined, coupled, jointed, hinged an articulated lorry


[ɑːˈtɪkjʊleɪtɪd] ADJ articulated lorrycamión m articulado


[ɑːrˈtɪkjʊleɪtɪd] (British) adj [vehicle, toy] → semi-remorquearticulated lorry n (British)semi-remorque m, camion semi-remorque m
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Mr Wegg, if you was brought here loose in a bag to be articulated, I'd name your smallest bones blindfold equally with your largest, as fast as I could pick 'em out, and I'd sort 'em all, and sort your wertebrae, in a manner that would equally surprise and charm you.
articulated D'Artagnan, feebly, subdued, crushed by implacable impossibility.
As Oliver gave this first proof of the free and proper action of his lungs, the patchwork coverlet which was carelessly flung over the iron bedstead, rustled; the pale face of a young woman was raised feebly from the pillow; and a faint voice imperfectly articulated the words, 'Let me see the child, and die.
I am the murderer," Nikolay articulated suddenly, rather breathless, but speaking fairly loudly.
Though Jeremy Bentham's skeleton, which hangs for candelabra in the library of one of his executors, correctly conveys the idea of a burly-browed utilitarian old gentleman, with all Jeremy's other leading personal characteristics; yet nothing of this kind could be inferred from any leviathan's articulated bones.
Sir Clifford's whale has been articulated throughout; so that, like a great chest of drawers, you can open and shut him, in all his bony cavities --spread out his ribs like a gigantic fan --and swing all day upon his lower jaw.
Technavio, a tech-focused market research firm, has published a new report on the global articulated bus market, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 20% during the forecast period 2017-2021.
At the request of the State Board of Nursing (BON), the Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH) focused most of 2016 on analyzing the Articulated Plan Toolkit and the Articulated Plan in practice.
The traditional hydraulic steering mode in articulated motor-driven vehicle makes the vehicle structure complex.
Volvo Construction Equipment will unveil several new flagship products at this year's Bauma 2016, but leading the charge into the fray will be largest articulated hauler a manufacturer has ever made.
An articulated robot is a robotic arm that uses rotary joints to perform precise movements.
We are excited to introduce our newest articulated water truck," said Jeff Shaw, sales manager.