Definition of articulated in English:



  • 1Having two or more sections connected by a flexible joint.

    ‘an articulated lorry’
    ‘the trilobite's thorax has a variable 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.’
    • ‘I am glad an articulated lorry or another coach was not coming the other way or else who knows what could have happened.’
    • ‘To my knowledge, no herbivorous marine fish families (based on articulated skeletons) have been recorded prior to the Eocene.’
    • ‘Then France, driving an articulated lorry and trailer, ploughed into the rear of the van, then collided with the parked Range Rover.’
    • ‘The olecranon process of the articulated ulna is broken but is remarkably stout; the anconeal process is not pronounced.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There the articulated skeletons of many extinct mammals have been preserved in a bed of volcanic ash.’
    • ‘The material consists of internal and external molds of one brachial valve and one articulated individual.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Until we have more evidence, and an articulated specimen, we just don't know what to make of this creature.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Columnals have distinctive morphology when viewed either as articulated sections or as isolated columnals displaying the articular surface.’
    • ‘It is clear from the well-preserved articulated mandibles of KUVP that the sutural surfaces of the apposed adsymphysials did interpenetrate.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 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 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.’
    • ‘As a result, a broad edentulous region would have been present between the two first premaxillary teeth in the articulated snout.’
    • ‘OMNH 55239 is an articulated series of three vertebrae that also lack the neural arches above the transverse processes.’
    • ‘The fossil is an articulated, or connected, spine of a dinosaur and represents an ancient relative of Rugops and other abelisaurids.’
    • ‘An almost complete skeleton, including an articulated left lower hind limb, is associated with the skull of SDSNH 36000.’
    hinged, jointed, segmented
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  • 2(of an idea or feeling) expressed; put into words.

    ‘one of the first articulated emotions that you will hear from a child’
    ‘the lack of a clearly articulated policy’
    • ‘It also looks out into the future to test the theory against the common if vaguely articulated belief that great-power war has become obsolete.’
    • ‘Openly articulated tension between belief and non belief can only be a healthy thing.’
    • ‘Emissions trading programs need to occur within an articulated policy, such as the one proposed in the Kyoto Protocol, but with tougher penalties and clearer standards.’
    • ‘But when the abuses are well documented and the issues feelingly articulated, they cannot be altogether extinguished.’
    • ‘A clearly articulated and well-understood curriculum serves to bind the academic community together, justifying the meaning and value of academic work.’
    • ‘Strangest of all, members seemed totally uninterested in an articulated belief.’
    • ‘These Centres will work with communities under terms and conditions based on articulated contractual arrangements and expectations.’
    • ‘Returning to a 4% unemployment rate is not only possible, but should be an articulated goal of economic policy makers.’
    • ‘The party now has an articulated policy platform, which was a major handicap in the last election.’
    • ‘What I simply cannot fathom, despite the beauty of his words, is how to reconcile his articulated ideals - his leadership - with his deeds.’
    • ‘The law is the statute that Congress passed, not the expressed intent of particular legislators or articulated understandings of particular commentators.’
    • ‘Yet when in the context of art produced just a few decades later, Wirth deduces that the new rise in figural compositions must be a result of articulated ideas on theological matters.’
    • ‘But the government really needs to have an articulated, consistent standard.’
    • ‘As leader of the government, he exercises a general if not always clearly articulated authority over policy.’
    • ‘As legislators, we have to sort through articulated positions and make judgements about what is right.’
    • ‘It is unlikely to realize the articulated policy objectives of the United States in the region, and it should be revised to better secure those objectives.’
    • ‘They formally rework the assumptions into consistent, fully articulated and intellectually supportable positions.’
    • ‘They had clearly defined and articulated ideas of what they wanted to do with their lives - to be a cartoonist or a dancer - and they were trying to get there.’
    • ‘The brand, if shared, if articulated, if co-created, is a powerful flame that can illuminate the process and help everyone make principled choices.’