View synonyms for articulated


[ ahr-tik-yuh-ley-tid ]


  1. made clear or distinct:

    articulated sounds.

  2. having a joint or joints; jointed:

    an articulated appendage.

  3. (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.

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Other Words From

  • multi·ar·ticu·lated adjective
  • unar·ticu·lated adjective
  • well-ar·ticu·lated adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of articulated1

First recorded in 1545–55; articulate + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

We are well-versed in the contours of institutional power and know how to operate inside of its rarely articulated but clearly delineated boundaries.

From there, all you’ve gotta do is mount it at eye level, easy when using a clip-on mount with an articulated arm.

From Time

In the current crisis, Obama has articulated no overarching cause, no doctrine about defending freedom and democracy.

Grace Chapman at Vagenda precisely articulated the problem of getting angry at Women Against Feminism.

The traffic story is similarly well-articulated, though recent day-by-day stats are hard to find.

Often, conservative positions were articulated as being “wrong” by her professors.

Reading him, I see the world I know—or thought I knew—clarified and articulated.

Twice he attempted to speak, before he could give any voice to what he wished to say; at last he hastily articulated.

The trolley is an articulated frame 77 ft. long in five sections coupled together with pins.

Mark you, he never articulated this, or gave the least hint that he was asking in French.

The restriction being removed, the neck distinctly articulated the words "Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!"

Some of these Steppes are grassy plains; others are covered with saline plants, fleshy, articulated, and always green.


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articulatearticulated joint