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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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 But any further considerations of the policy should be made in coordination with city and town councils. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, National Cherry Blossom Festival, giant pumpkin: News from around our 50 states," 22 Oct. 2020 Tests only work in coordination with the other standard safety measures. Aidin Vaziri,, "How to plan a safe, small Bay Area holiday gathering during pandemic," 18 Oct. 2020 France will organize a national homage to Mr. Paty in coordination with his family in the near future, according to an aide to French President Emmanuel Macron. Sam Schechner And Noemie Bisserbe, WSJ, "French Officials Identify Chechen Man as Suspect in Teacher Beheading," 17 Oct. 2020 Under Armour just debuted additional Project Rock 3 gear, in coordination with The Rock, on Thursday. Mark Heim |, al, "The Rock, Under Armour drop new Project Rock 3 gear, includes face mask, PR3 shoes," 15 Oct. 2020 The AstraZeneca pause, called in coordination with regulators, indicates the collective attention to the rapid development of vaccines to prevent Covid-19 infections. Adrian Hernandez, STAT, "Covid-19 clinical trial pauses ‘show the system is working’," 14 Oct. 2020 The United States alone expelled 60 Russian officials in coordination with two dozen other countries. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "EU to sanction Russian officials linked to Alexei Navalny poisoning," 12 Oct. 2020 The other traditional shelter will be run in coordination with the Salvation Army. David Chanen, Star Tribune, "Hennepin County poised to spend $22 million on 6 new sites to help the homeless," 6 Oct. 2020 Trails in the county’s program, developed in coordination with the San Antonio River Authority, would connect with the city’s network. Scott Huddleston,, "Bexar County affirms support for creek trails and link-ups to San Antonio trail system," 6 Oct. 2020

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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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26 Oct 2020

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“Coordination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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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


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Kids Definition of coordination

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


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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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