Origin of articulate

First recorded in 1545–55, articulate is from the Latin word articulātus, past participle of articulāre to divide into distinct parts. See article, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM articulate

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British Dictionary definitions for articulacy

articulate

adjective (ɑːˈtɪkjʊlɪt)

verb (ɑːˈtɪkjʊˌleɪt)

Derived forms of articulate

articulately, adverbarticulateness or articulacy, noun

Word Origin for articulate

C16: from Latin articulāre to divide into joints; see article
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Medical definitions for articulacy

articulate
[ är-tĭkyə-lĭt ]

adj.

Capable of speaking distinctly and connectedly.
Consisting of sections united by joints; jointed.

v.

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.
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