coordination

noun
co·​or·​di·​na·​tion | \ (ˌ)kō-ˌȯr-də-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce coordination (audio) \

Definition of coordination

1 : the process of organizing people or groups so that they work together properly and well
2 : the harmonious functioning of parts for effective results The game requires excellent hand-eye coordination.

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Synonyms & Antonyms for coordination

Synonyms

collaboration, cooperation, teamwork

Antonyms

noncooperation

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Examples of coordination in a Sentence

The new agency will oversee the coordination of the various departments. The manager is in charge of project coordination. There needs to be better coordination between departments. the coordination of our schedules better coordination of the dancers' moves Playing sports improves strength and coordination. The illness causes a loss of coordination.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Islamic State still maintains a presence in various pockets on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border, taking advantage of lack of coordination among the various forces in the area to hide and regroup. Nabih Bulos, The Seattle Times, "Baghdad, once a jewel among Arab capitals, is barely functional," 28 Jan. 2019 Attempts to improve coordination between different federal agencies to stop illicit drugs like fentanyl at the border, and gives agencies more tools to improve detection and testing at border checks. German Lopez, Vox, "Trump just signed a bipartisan bill to confront the opioid epidemic," 24 Oct. 2018 In addition to the severity of the danger, the breach is impressive for its logistical complexity, requiring top secret coordination between a Chinese military unit and factories were the chips could be installed. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Tiny Chinese Microchips Reportedly Found Hidden in Amazon, Apple Servers," 4 Oct. 2018 And it’s been used to improve coordination among departments. Zoie Matthew, Los Angeles Magazine, "Here’s What’s Being Done to End L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis," 14 June 2018 As federal and local officials try to identify ways to improve coordination for the next storm, Puerto Ricans, like Vera, are left to wait and wonder. Leyla Santiago, CNN, "Still mending Maria's mess, Puerto Rico braces for a new hurricane season," 1 June 2018 This will require coordination for the best expenditure of the funds between Orange County, Orange County Public Schools and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Scott Maxwell, OrlandoSentinel.com, "15 questions for the candidates for Orange County mayor. Where do they stand?," 24 May 2018 The signs of heatstroke include heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, excessive thirst, lethargy, dizziness, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, fever, seizures and unconsciousness. Cathy M. Rosenthal, San Antonio Express-News, "Tips to keep your pooch safe and healthy this summer," 22 June 2018 After a year of planning and coordination, the inaugural Eagles Autism Challenge commenced on May 19 at Lincoln Financial Field. Jeffrey Lurie, SI.com, "Why the Eagles Are Committed to Austism Awareness, and How the Team Is Taking Action," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of coordination

circa 1643, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for coordination

Late Latin coordination-, coordinatio, from Latin co- + ordination-, ordinatio arrangement, from ordinare to arrange — more at ordain

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The first known use of coordination was circa 1643

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coordination

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coordination

: the process of organizing people or groups so that they work together properly and well
: the process of causing things to be the same or to go together well
: the ability to move different parts of your body together well or easily

coordination

noun
co·​or·​di·​na·​tion | \ kō-ˌȯr-də-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce coordination (audio) \

Kids Definition of coordination

: smooth working together (as of parts) good muscular coordination

coordination

noun
co·​or·​di·​na·​tion | \ (ˌ)kō-ˌȯrd-ᵊn-ˈā-shən How to pronounce coordination (audio) \

Medical Definition of coordination

1 : the act or action of coordinating
2 : the harmonious functioning of parts (as muscle and nerves) for most effective results

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