[ 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 formsmul·ti·ar·tic·u·lat·ed, adjectiveun·ar·tic·u·lat·ed, adjectivewell-ar·tic·u·lat·ed, adjective

Definition for articulated (2 of 2)

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
Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for articulated


adjective (ɑːˈtɪkjʊlɪt)

verb (ɑːˈtɪkjʊˌleɪt)

Derived Formsarticulately, adverbarticulateness or articulacy, noun

Word Origin for articulate

C16: from Latin articulāre to divide into joints; see article
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Medicine definitions for articulated (1 of 2)


[ är-tĭkyə-lā-tĭd ]


Characterized by or having articulations; jointed.

Medicine definitions for articulated (2 of 2)


[ är-tĭkyə-lĭt ]


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


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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