articulate

articulable /ahr tik"yeuh leuh beuhl/, adj.articulately, adv.articulateness, articulacy /ahr tik"yeuh leuh see/, n.articulative /ahr tik"yeuh lay'tiv, -leuh tiv/, adj.
adj., n. /ahr tik"yeuh lit/; v. /ahr tik"yeuh layt'/, adj., v., articulated, articulating, n.
adj.
1. uttered clearly in distinct syllables.
2. capable of speech; not speechless.
3. using language easily and fluently; having facility with words: an articulate speaker.
4. expressed, formulated, or presented with clarity and effectiveness: an articulate thought.
5. made clear, distinct, and precise in relation to other parts: an articulate form; an articulate shape; an articulate area.
6. (of ideas, form, etc.) having a meaningful relation to other parts: an articulate image.
7. having parts or distinct areas organized into a coherent or meaningful whole; unified: an articulate system of philosophy.
8. Zool. having joints or articulations; composed of segments.
v.t.
9. to utter clearly and distinctly; pronounce with clarity.
10. Phonet. to make the movements and adjustments of the speech organs necessary to utter (a speech sound).
11. to give clarity or distinction to: to articulate a shape; to articulate an idea.
12. Dentistry. to subject to articulation.
13. to unite by a joint or joints.
14. to reveal or make distinct: an injection to articulate arteries so that obstructions can be observed by x-ray.
v.i.
15. to pronounce clearly each of a succession of speech sounds, syllables, or words; enunciate: to articulate with excessive precision.
16. Phonet. to articulate a speech sound.
17. Anat., Zool. to form a joint.
18. Obs. to make terms of agreement.
n.
19. a segmented invertebrate.
[1545-55; < L articulatus, ptp. of articulare to divide into distinct parts. See ARTICLE, -ATE1]
Syn. 4. expressive. See eloquent. 9. enunciate.
Ant. 4. inarticulate, unintelligible. 9. mumble.

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