- uttered clearly in distinct syllables.
- capable of speech; not speechless.
- using language easily and fluently; having facility with words: an articulate speaker.
- expressed, formulated, or presented with clarity and effectiveness: an articulate thought.
- made clear, distinct, and precise in relation to other parts: an articulate form; an articulate shape; an articulate area.
- (of ideas, form, etc.) having a meaningful relation to other parts: an articulate image.
- having parts or distinct areas organized into a coherent or meaningfulwhole; unified: an articulate system of philosophy.
When I have used the word “articulate” to describe someone, I’ve always meant that they can get their point across clearly and in a logically constructed manner (see 4, 5, and 7 above). Often I use it as a term of admiration for someone who has helped clarify and simplify my own thoughts on a complex subject. Through their vision, I add new language to my lexicon. Continue reading “What I Mean…”