co·​or·​di·​nat·​ed | \ kō-ˈȯr-də-ˌnā-təd \

Definition of coordinated

: able to use more than one set of muscle movements to a single end a well-coordinated athlete

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The two were once again courtside in Miami yesterday, looking more coordinated than ever. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir Continue Their Courtside Hot Streak," 11 Jan. 2019 The initiative will provide students with support and services in a more coordinated and timely way by consolidating offices previously spread across multiple administrative units, the university said. Karen Farkas,, "Case Western Reserve University commits $1 million to new student success program," 8 May 2018 In other words, this was a coordinated effort that may have led to people’s ballots not being returned and properly counted. Dylan Scott, Vox, "There’s election fraud in North Carolina. That’s not the same thing as voter fraud.," 11 Dec. 2018 Oleson only had a limited number of takes to capture the whole coordinated effort on film, due to the inevitable fatigue of the actors and stuntmen. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Wilson Fisk is back and better than ever in season 3 of Daredevil," 12 Nov. 2018 Similar groups working in schools need support, too, as there has been a coordinated effort by the Alliance Defending Freedom to challenge protections for trans students. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "How to Help Transgender People Fight the Trump Administration's New Policy Memo," 22 Oct. 2018 There are regular skirmishes in Iran’s border areas, but a coordinated attack on a parade is rare. Sune Engel Rasmussen, WSJ, "Separatists Launch Deadly Attack on Iranian Military Parade," 22 Sep. 2018 Following a coordinated response by Western allies, scores of Russian diplomats and intelligence officers have been expelled. Anatoly Kurmanaev, WSJ, "U.S. Sanctions Put Russia on Edge," 9 Aug. 2018 These answers show that although there is awareness of the problem of bias, there’s no coordinated response. James Vincent, The Verge, "The tech industry doesn’t have a plan for dealing with bias in facial recognition," 26 July 2018

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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co·​or·​di·​nat·​ed | \ -ᵊn-ˌāt-əd \

Medical Definition of coordinated

: able to use more than one set of muscle movements to a single end a well-coordinated athlete

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