Definition of articulated in English:

articulated

adjective

British
  • Having two or more sections connected by a flexible joint:

    ‘an articulated lorry’
    ‘the trilobite's thorax has a number of articulated segments’
    • ‘The nearside trailer wheels of the articulated lorry lifted six inches from the road surface and the load leaned to the offside and into the next carriageway.’
    • ‘The fossil is an articulated, or connected, spine of a dinosaur and represents an ancient relative of Rugops and other abelisaurids.’
    • ‘There the articulated skeletons of many extinct mammals have been preserved in a bed of volcanic ash.’
    • ‘An articulated lorry, a tanker or a long-distance coach is designed in a very different way from a saloon car, for the simple reason that they all have very different tasks to perform.’
    • ‘The wider variety, which occurs in one specimen with an articulated thorax including a thoracic axial spine, has been shown by Boyce to belong to Hillyardina.’
    • ‘The institute also recommended the use of articulated buses to further upgrade the capacity of the buses to 9,600 passengers per hour per direction.’
    • ‘I am glad an articulated lorry or another coach was not coming the other way or else who knows what could have happened.’
    • ‘The material consists of internal and external molds of one brachial valve and one articulated individual.’
    • ‘The olecranon process of the articulated ulna is broken but is remarkably stout; the anconeal process is not pronounced.’
    • ‘It is clear from the well-preserved articulated mandibles of KUVP that the sutural surfaces of the apposed adsymphysials did interpenetrate.’
    • ‘On October 18 an articulated lorry pulled up a large section of the pavement and tore through safety fencing as its driver tried to turn it around.’
    • ‘As a result, a broad edentulous region would have been present between the two first premaxillary teeth in the articulated snout.’
    • ‘Then France, driving an articulated lorry and trailer, ploughed into the rear of the van, then collided with the parked Range Rover.’
    • ‘Until we have more evidence, and an articulated specimen, we just don't know what to make of this creature.’
    • ‘OMNH 55239 is an articulated series of three vertebrae that also lack the neural arches above the transverse processes.’
    • ‘To my knowledge, no herbivorous marine fish families (based on articulated skeletons) have been recorded prior to the Eocene.’
    • ‘Mr Challinor said agency officials arrived at the site to find 70 full clinical waste bins and an articulated lorry trailer full of yellow bags of clinical waste.’
    • ‘An almost complete skeleton, including an articulated left lower hind limb, is associated with the skull of SDSNH 36000.’
    • ‘An angle joint for connecting two components in articulated fashion includes a joint ball, a cup at least partially surrounding the joint ball, and a liner positioned in the cup.’
    • ‘The material was brought to Sheffield earlier this week when leaking barrels were discovered on the back of a stolen articulated lorry trailer which had been dumped in a lay-by in Newark, Nottinghamshire.’
    • ‘The articulated vertebral series collected at OMNH V 1005 are straight and relaxed.’
    • ‘Columnals have distinctive morphology when viewed either as articulated sections or as isolated columnals displaying the articular surface.’
    hinged, jointed, segmented
    coupled, attached, joined, connected, interlocked
    flexible, bending
    that bends
    articulate
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Pronunciation

articulated

/ɑːˈtɪkjuleɪtɪd/