articulate

ar•tic•u•late
adj. [[t]ɑrˈtɪk yə lɪt[/t]] v. [[t]-ˌleɪt[/t]] adj. v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing
1) uttered clearly in distinct syllables
2) capable of speech
3) using language easily and fluently
4) expressed or presented with clarity and effectiveness
5) clear, distinct, and precise in relation to other parts:
an articulate shape[/ex]
6) organized into a coherent whole:
an articulate system of philosophy[/ex]
7) zool. having joints, segments, or articulations
8) to pronounce clearly and distinctly
9) phn to make the movements and adjustments of the speech organs necessary to utter (a speech sound)
10) to give clarity or coherence to:
to articulate an idea[/ex]
11) to unite by a joint or joints
12) to pronounce clearly each of a succession of speech sounds, syllables, or words
13) phn to articulate a speech sound
14) zool. to form a joint
Etymology: 1545–55; < L articulātus, ptp. of articulāre to divide into distinct parts. See article, -ate I ar•tic′u•late•ly, adv. ar•tic′u•late•ness, ar•tic′u•la•cy -lə si n. ar•tic′u•la`tive -ˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv adj. ar•tic′u•la`tor, n. syn: See eloquent

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  • Articulate — Ar*tic u*late, v. t. 1. To joint; to unite by means of a joint; to put together with joints or at the joints. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw up or write in separate articles; to particularize; to specify. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. To form, as the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Articulate — Ar*tic u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Articulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Articulating}]. 1. To utter articulate sounds; to utter the elementary sounds of a language; to enunciate; to speak distinctly. [1913 Webster] 2. To treat or make terms. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • articulate — ARTICULÁTE s. pl. v. artropode. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  ARTICULÁTE s.f.pl. Artropode. [cf. fr. articulés]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 06.03.2006. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

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  • articulate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) fluent and clear in speech. 2) having joints or jointed segments. ► VERB 1) pronounce (words) distinctly. 2) clearly express (an idea or feeling). 3) form a joint. 4) ( …   English terms dictionary

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