co·​or·​di·​na·​tor | \ kō-ˈȯr-də-ˌnā-tər How to pronounce coordinator (audio) \

Definition of coordinator

1 : 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]

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The coordinator would primarily focus on ways to increase the accessibility of child care facilities and services for city employees and the public. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego may boost money for tree trimming, lifeguards in new budget," 7 June 2019 Beyond running his printing business, Avery has served for four years as the program coordinator of First Tee, a youth development program that teaches nine core values through the game of golf and fun activities. Helen Williams,, "Gretna Economic association helps promote locally owned businesses in city," 5 June 2019 European countries are taking prison radicalization seriously, said Gilles de Kerchove, the European Union’s counterterrorism coordinator. Valentina Pop, WSJ, "Jihadists Behind Bars Pose New Threats for Europe," 9 Jan. 2019 On Saturdays, the smiley activities coordinator Wes hosts a star-gazing night, highlighting planets with a special laser pointer that extends into the sky. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "I Ditched My Phone for a Montana Cattle Drive (and Finally Dealt With My Feelings)," 3 Oct. 2018 In mid-September, a resident tested positive for an STD, but the medical coordinator failed to follow up with treatment and the child didn’t get care until October 3, state inspection records said. Allie Morris, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas has found 150 health violations at migrant children shelters," 8 June 2018 The new coordinators promise their units will be fast, smart and physical. Jonathan Jones,, "Predicting Every NFL Team’s 2018 Season Record," 7 June 2018 The wedding coordinator goes into anaphylactic shock due to a food allergy, and Glasses knocks the wedding cake over., "Grey's Anatomy Season 14, Episode 24 Recap: "All Of Me"," 18 May 2018 Daredevil also brought on a new stunt coordinator for season 3. Samantha Nelson, The Verge, "Most Read," 12 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of coordinator

1849, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who organizes people or groups so that they work together properly and well

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