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coordinate

adjective co·or·di·nate \ kō-ˈȯrd-nət ; -ˈȯr-də-nət , -də-ˌnāt \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of coordinate

1 a :equal in rank, quality, or significance
  • keeping the branches of government coordinate
b :being of equal rank in a sentence
  • coordinate clauses
2 :relating to or marked by coordination
3 a :being a university that awards degrees to men and women taught usually by the same faculty but attending separate classes often on separate campuses
b :being one of the colleges and especially the women's branch of a coordinate university
4 :of, relating to, or being a system of indexing by two or more terms so that documents may be retrieved through the intersection of index terms

coordinately

adverb

coordinateness

noun

Recent Examples of coordinate from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of coordinate

probably back-formation from coordination


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coordinate

verb co·or·di·nate \ kō-ˈȯr-də-ˌnāt \

Definition of coordinate

coordinated; coordinating
transitive verb
1 :to put in the same order or rank
2 :to bring into a common action, movement, or condition :harmonize
  • coordinate schedules
  • She'll be coordinating the relief effort.
3 :to attach so as to form a coordination complex
intransitive verb
1 :to be or become equal in rank, quality, or significance especially so as to act or work together well
2 :to combine by means of a coordinate bond

coordinative

play \kō-ˈȯrd-nə-tiv; -ˈȯr-də-nə-tiv, -də-ˌnā-\ adjective

coordinator

play \kō-ˈȯr-də-ˌnā-tər\ noun

Examples of coordinate in a Sentence

  1. She'll be coordinating the relief effort.

  2. You'll have to coordinate with the sales department.

  3. National and international relief efforts must coordinate if the operation is to be successful.

  4. We need to coordinate our schedules.

  5. Dancers need to coordinate their moves.

  6. Since his illness, he has had trouble coordinating his arms and legs.

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Origin and Etymology of coordinate


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coordinate

noun co·or·di·nate \ kō-ˈȯrd-nət ; -ˈȯr-də-nət , -də-ˌnāt \

Definition of coordinate

1 a :any of a set of numbers used in specifying the location of a point on a line, on a surface, or in space
  • latitude and longitude coordinates
b :any one of a set of variables used in specifying the state of a substance or the motion of a particle or momentum
2 :one who is of equal rank, authority, or importance with another
3 coordinates plural :articles (as of clothing) designed to be used together and to attain their effect through pleasing contrast (as of color, material, or texture)

Examples of coordinate in a Sentence

  1. We calculated its exact coordinates.

  2. the Nobel Memorial Award for Economic Science is universally regarded as the coordinate of the original Nobel Prizes for peace, literature, medicine, physics, and chemistry

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Origin and Etymology of coordinate



COORDINATE Defined for English Language Learners

coordinate

verb

Definition of coordinate for English Language Learners

  • : to make arrangements so that two or more people or groups of people can work together properly and well

  • : to act or work together properly and well

  • : to cause (two or more things) to be the same or to go together well : to cause (two or more things) to not conflict with or contradict each other


coordinate

noun

Definition of coordinate for English Language Learners

  • : one of a set of numbers that is used to locate a point on a map, graph, etc.

  • coordinates : articles of clothing that are made to be worn together


COORDINATE Defined for Kids

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coordinate

noun co·or·di·nate \ kō-ˈȯr-də-nət \

Definition of coordinate for Students

:any of a set of numbers used to locate a point on a line or surface or in space

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coordinate

verb co·or·di·nate \ kō-ˈȯr-də-ˌnāt \

Definition of coordinate for Students

coordinated; coordinating
:to work or cause to work together smoothly
  • She coordinated the field day activities.

Medical Dictionary

coordinate

verb co·or·di·nate \ kō-ˈȯrd-ᵊn-ˌāt \

medical Definition of coordinate

coordinated; coordinating
transitive verb
:to bring into a common action, movement, or condition
  • coordinate muscular movements
intransitive verb
:to function together in a concerted way


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