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

Examples of articulated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In hopes of reviving Ibiza’s 1970s golden age, while preserving the traditional finca-style buildings, the 42 new accommodations and interior spaces remain relaxed and nostalgic, articulated by mural frescoes, colorful rugs, eclectic palm tree lamps and mid-century furniture. Monica Mendal, Vogue, 27 Apr. 2024 Another time, a man gave him an entire articulated human skeleton. Amanda Rosa, Miami Herald, 24 Apr. 2024 Dynamics Playter: The old Atlas did not have an articulated head. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Apr. 2024 Executives want signposts as big as billboards—ideally, a new drama will, in its first five minutes, present viewers with a dead body; a clear, trauma-dependent backstory for the protagonist; and fully articulated narrative and thematic stakes for every plot point to come. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2024 Absent a directed, sustained, and articulated policy of no daylight between the United States and Israel, the rift between America and her ally will widen and the world will grow more dangerous. Matthew Continetti, National Review, 30 Mar. 2024 Such objections were memorably articulated, in another context, by the St. Lucian poet Derek Walcott. Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, 2 Mar. 2024 The aquatic reptile, said to be from the Triassic Period in China, has been on scientists’ radars since 2003, but the discovery of more complete specimens, including one fully articulated fossil, gave them the opportunity to get a full picture of the creature. Amaris Encinas, USA TODAY, 27 Feb. 2024 The advisory panel's diverse perspectives and expertise can guide the foundation's strategic direction, ensuring initiatives are based on the community's articulated needs. Kris Putnam-Walkerly, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024

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Word History


from past participle of articulate entry 2

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of articulated was in 1884

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“Articulated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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