ar·​tic·​u·​lat·​ed är-ˈti-kyə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce articulated (audio)
of a vehicle : having a hinge or pivot connection especially to allow negotiation of sharp turns
an articulated lorry/bus
: having sections connected by joints that allow each section to bend or turn independently in different directions
a camera mounted on an articulated arm
: connected by a joint or joints
dolls with articulated limbs [=arms and legs that can be moved because they are connected by joints]
of skeletal remains : attached at joints so that the relative position of the bones which existed in life is preserved
But Dirks rejects that suggestion, pointing out that the bones were partly articulated with each other, implying that they were buried soon after death. Michael Balter

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web An articulated arm maneuvers its sensor array among the leaves; machine vision software scours the sensor data in search of ripe berries. Sam Deanstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2022 Rarely does selling out come so articulated in the dialogue. Joshua Rothkopf,, 8 June 2022 Which is not, like walking, a movement sane and articulated and vertical. Ilana Luna, Harper’s Magazine , 25 May 2022 This can lead to a phenomenon called tech support rage, as the New York Times so eloquently articulated (paywall). Anand Subramaniam, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 The backwards design model incorporates Essential Questions throughout an articulated and sequential program., 25 June 2021 Its sound is beautifully articulated and open with a superb midrange and a finely balanced sound. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 The device consists of an articulated arm connected to a wearable harness, with a total weight of 3.5 pounds. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 7 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History


from past participle of articulate entry 2

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of articulated was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Articulated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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