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articulated (adj.)

"jointed," 1610s, past-participle adjective from articulate (v.) in the sense "unite by means of joints." Earlier, "set forth in articles" (1550s). In reference to speech, 1704. Meaning "made distinct" is from 1855.

updated on February 14, 2017

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Definitions of articulated from WordNet

articulated (adj.)
consisting of segments held together by joints;
Synonyms: articulate
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