|1.||able to express oneself fluently and coherently: an articulate lecturer|
|2.||having the power of speech|
|3.||distinct, clear, or definite; well-constructed: an articulate voice; an articulate document|
|4.||zoology (of arthropods and higher vertebrates) possessing joints or jointed segments|
|5.||to speak or enunciate (words, syllables, etc) clearly and distinctly|
|6.||(tr) to express coherently in words|
|7.||(intr) zoology to be jointed or form a joint|
|8.||(tr) to separate into jointed segments|
|[C16: from Latin articulāre to divide into joints; see |
articulate ar·tic·u·late (är-tĭk'yə-lĭt)
Capable of speaking distinctly and connectedly.
Consisting of sections united by joints; jointed.
To speak distinctly and connectedly.
To join or connect together loosely to allow motion between the parts.
To unite by forming a joint or joints.
To form a joint; be jointed.