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[ahr-tik-yuh-ley-tid] /ɑrˈtɪk yəˌleɪ tɪd/
made clear or distinct:
articulated sounds.
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.
Origin of articulated
First recorded in 1545-55; articulate + -ed2
Related forms
multiarticulated, adjective
unarticulated, adjective
well-articulated, adjective Unabridged
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  • There is not the remotest suggestion of the towhee minstrelsy in his prolonged and well-articulated melody.

    Birds of the Rockies

    Leander Sylvester Keyser
  • Out of them, even in their fragmentary state, a well-articulated system might be made.

    Edward Caldwell Moore Edward Moore
Word Origin and History for well-articulated



"jointed," 1610s, past participle adjective from articulate (v.). Meaning "made distinct" is from 1855.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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well-articulated in Medicine

articulated adj.
Characterized by or having articulations; jointed.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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