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

Examples from the Web for well-articulated

Historical Examples of well-articulated

  • 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.

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

well-articulated in Medicine




Characterized by or having articulations; jointed.
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