co·​or·​di·​na·​tor kō-ˈȯr-də-ˌnā-tər How to pronounce coordinator (audio)
: one who coordinates something
… government becomes the coordinator of the economy but not its boss.Robert Heilbroner
especially : a person who organizes people or groups so that they work together efficiently
a project coordinator
She served as the coordinator of the rescue effort.
(American football) a defensive/offensive coordinator [=a coach who is responsible for overseeing a team's defensive/offensive players and strategies]

Examples of coordinator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Monday night, Wilson outwitted Vikings defenders and sharp coordinator Brian Flores. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2023 Brown said Gutiérrez continues to offer him support in his new career as a sales and marketing coordinator. Soudi Jiménez, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 The key play came as offensive coordinator Kenny Guiton got Andrew Armstrong matched up on a linebacker and the Hogs' top wideout turned a short reception into a 27-yard gain. Tom Murphy,, 19 Nov. 2023 According to her LinkedIn profile, Sophia works as a flight coordinator and previously worked at Microsoft. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 19 Nov. 2023 After that incident, Jamie Cook, a hunting education coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, urged hunters to take safety measures. CBS News, 13 Nov. 2023 Meet the Expert Don Wolford has more than 35 years of experience as a flight dispatcher, air traffic flow coordinator, and aerospace consultant working for and with the global airline community. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 13 Nov. 2023 Among them: a coordinator to help departments implement language access plans and engage community members with limited English proficiency. Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica, 10 Nov. 2023 After working as script coordinator for the second season of Hacks, Perdue is back on the market. Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of coordinator was in 1849

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“Coordinator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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