coordinator

noun
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]

Examples of coordinator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The defense has a new coordinator in former Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn and new personnel headlined by linebacker Micah Parsons, who was drafted 12th overall. Dan Greenspan, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 The defense has a new coordinator in former Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn and new personnel headlined by linebacker Micah Parsons, who was drafted 12th overall. Dan Greenspan, Chron, 21 July 2021 Defensively, the Buffaloes have a new coordinator in Chris Wilson. oregonlive, 19 July 2021 Hodges, a former director of recruiting for Texas Tech, will be a recruiting coordinator and defensive analyst on the staff. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, 13 July 2021 The organization also designates a friends-and-family coordinator to help with planning and logistics, and many sports national governing bodies do as well. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, 13 July 2021 Oregon also has a new defensive coordinator in Tim DeRuyter. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 9 July 2021 Yet Tom Forster, a USA Gymnastics high performance team coordinator, indicated Monday that event strengths weren’t given much consideration. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 July 2021 The office also would add a new economic development coordinator, an environmental manager who would be split with the Engineering Division, and a project manager position for economic development. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 29 June 2021

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First Known Use of coordinator

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Coordinator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coordinator. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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coordinator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coordinator

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

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