• WordNet 3.6
    • adj articulate expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language "articulate speech","an articulate orator","articulate beings"
    • adj articulate consisting of segments held together by joints
    • v articulate express or state clearly
    • v articulate speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way "She pronounces French words in a funny way","I cannot say `zip wire'","Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
    • v articulate put into words or an expression "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
    • v articulate provide with a joint "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"
    • v articulate unite by forming a joint or joints "the ankle bone articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle bones"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Articulate (Zoöl) An animal of the subkingdom Articulata.
    • Articulate Distinctly uttered; spoken so as to be intelligible; characterized by division into words and syllables; as, articulate speech, sounds, words. "Total changes of party and articulate opinion."
    • Articulate Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars.
    • Articulate Jointed; formed with joints; consisting of segments united by joints; as, articulate animals or plants.
    • Articulate To draw up or write in separate articles; to particularize; to specify.
    • Articulate To express distinctly; to give utterance to. "Luther articulated himself upon a process that hand already begun in the Christian church.""To . . . articulate the dumb, deep want of the people."
    • Articulate To form, as the elementary sounds; to utter in distinct syllables or words; to enunciate; as, to articulate letters or language. "To articulate a word."
    • Articulate To join or be connected by articulation.
    • Articulate To joint; to unite by means of a joint; to put together with joints or at the joints.
    • Articulate To treat or make terms.
    • Articulate To utter articulate sounds; to utter the elementary sounds of a language; to enunciate; to speak distinctly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • articulate To joint; unite by means of a joint: as, two pieces loosely articulated together. See articulation, 2.
    • articulate To utter articulately; produce after the manner of human speech.
    • articulate To utter in distinct syllables or words.
    • articulate To formulate or set forth in articles; draw up or state under separate heads.
    • articulate Synonyms and Pronounce, Enunciate, etc. (see utter); speak.
    • articulate To form an articulation (with); connect (with): as, the ulna articulates with the humerus.
    • articulate To utter articulate sounds; utter distinct syllables or words: as, to articulate distinctly.
    • articulate To enter into negotiations; treat; come to or make terms.
    • articulate Jointed; segmented; articulated: as, an articulate limb; an articulate animal.
    • articulate Specifically, having the character of the Articulata.
    • articulate Jointed by syllabic division; divided into distinct successive parts, like joints, by the alternation of opener and closer sounds, or the intervention of consonantal utterances (sometimes also of pause or hiatus) between vowel sounds: said of human speech-utterance, as distinguished from other sounds made by human organs, and from the sounds made by the lower animals. The terms articulate, articulation, etc., as applied to human utterance, are not seldom misunderstood and wrongly used as if the “jointing” intended were that of the physical organs of utterance, a narrowing or closing of the organs at some point or points. Such action, however, belongs to all utterance, articulate or inarticulate, whether of man or of the other animals. See consonant, syllable, vowel.
    • articulate Hence Clear; distinct.
    • articulate Formulated or expressed in articles, or in separate particulars.
    • articulate Consisting of tens: as, articulate numbers.
    • n articulate One of the Articulata.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Articulate är-tik′ūl-āt distinct: clear
    • v.t Articulate to joint: to form into distinct sounds, syllables, or words
    • v.i Articulate to speak distinctly
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  • John Welch
    John Welch
    “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”
  • Felix Frankfurter
    Felix Frankfurter
    “Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.”
  • George Chapman
    George Chapman
    “And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.”
  • George Santayana
    “Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.”
  • Gore Vidal
    “A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. articulatus,. See Articulata


In literature:

Because of the large humeral head articulating as it does with a glenoid cavity, scapulohumeral luxations are very rare in the horse.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
He used to mutter something, but could never be got to articulate any word distinctly.
"A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II" by William Sleeman
Distinct articulation and correct pronunciation are indications of cultivated speech.
"Talks on Talking" by Grenville Kleiser
In what way do the Mallet or articulated compounds differ from other steam locomotives in the distribution of the steam?
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
Let him articulate suitable omens to the son of his general, having so late been himself a soldier of the great Pompey!
"The Haunters & The Haunted" by Various
It is the longer and larger of the two bones, and in its articulation with the humerus, forms a perfect hinge-joint.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
This time they were articulate, more like the French of our conception.
"My Second Year of the War" by Frederick Palmer
His accents were hurried, and scarcely articulate.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
The kind of sweetness he found in Alma he could never articulate even to himself.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Magdalen recovered herself almost instantaneously and welcomed him with grave courtesy, but she was unable to articulate.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley

In poetry:

If you dissect a bird
To diagram the tongue
You'll cut the chord
Articulating song.
"Admonition" by Sylvia Plath
A pain articulate so long,
In penance of some mouldered crime
Whose ghost still flies the Furies' thong
Down the waste solitudes of time.
"Phoebe" by James Russell Lowell
When the current strengthened, bloomed the pale-faced stranger,--
Took no drink nor victual, yet grew fat and rosy,--
And from time to time, in sharp articulation,
Said, "All right! DE SAUTY."
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
``Must we part? or may I linger?
Wax the shadows, wanes the day.''
Then, with voice of sweetest singer
That hath all but died away,
``Go,'' she said; but tightened finger
Said articulately, ``Stay!''
"Lady Mabel" by Alfred Austin
Two memories,
Two powers, two promises, two silences
Closed in this cry, closed in these thousand leaves
Articulate. This sudden hour retrieves
The purpose of the past,
Separate, apart—embraced, embraced at last.
"The Two Poets" by Alice Meynell
"He plighted us without our leave, when we were very young,
Before we had begun articulating with the tongue.
His underbred suggestions fill your SARAH with alarm;
Why, gracious me! he'll ask us next to walk out arm-in-arm!"
"The Modest Couple" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (Nashville MTA) awarded New Flyer Industries Inc a contract for 70 (140 equivalent units or EUs) Xcelsior diesel-electric hybrid 60-foot articulated heavy-duty buses.
Shakespeare had a habit of using fools or jesters in his plays to articulate a message, mood or social narrative.
Nearly all were in shock, hardly able to articulate their bewilderment.
Additionally, each set comes with access to an online personal reminder system with customizable text-message and e-mail reminders, and a copy of A Forgetful Gentleman 's Guide to Articulate Writing.
Subtitled The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, Brain, Child articulates the unsanitized experience of motherhood.
At various times throughout the presidential campaign, Rick Santorum has shown himself to be impressive: articulate, forceful, passionate, and a fine, and at times an outstanding, debater.
He's Washington's favorite Republican—bright, independent, articulate, thoughtful.
These specialized Hauler Chassis-based machines retain all of the advantages of Volvo articulated haulers , performance, reliability, maneuverability and go-anywhere capability.
And, in most cases, the base machines can be rebuilt back into a standard articulated hauler , increasing machine resale value considerably.
Dynatek Articulated Drag Conveyor Chosen for DDGS Loading in Hungary .
0Dynatek saw what it hopes will be the first of many articulated EconoLoader loading conveyors head for Europe this week.
Central to the dominant strain of feminism today is the belief, articulated by the psychologist Carol Gilligan, that women share a different voice and different moral sensibilities.
Over the past couple days at the Novacare Complex, players and coaches have tried to articulate what exactly has gone wrong with an offense that is scoring just 17.1 points per game, 28th in the league.
The Six and Four Articulations Project.
Israel has yet to articulate a long-term strategy for Gaza, but there is a growing consensus that a military operation every few years is not the answer.

In science:

S1 quickly accepts and confirms this argument (lines 78 to 87), which is the first fully articulated physical mapping argument S2 had offered during this conversation.
Analyzing Problem Solving Using Math in Physics: Epistemological Framing via Warrants
Most basic means of sharing knowledge is articulation of knowledge by the knower. Even in absence of any technology, this can be achieved through verbal means and/or gestures. Use of technology to create the record of articulated knowledge, captures the articulated knowledge as information.
A theoretical foundation for building Knowledge-work Support Systems
Articulation of knowledge and its recording creates information. 5.
A theoretical foundation for building Knowledge-work Support Systems
Individuals can articulate some portion of their knowledge.
A theoretical foundation for building Knowledge-work Support Systems
Articulation itself is a cognitive exercise, which can take myriads of forms including verbalizing, gestures, writing, painting even literary compositions and artistic performances.
A theoretical foundation for building Knowledge-work Support Systems