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

Definition of incoordination

: lack of coordination especially : ataxia

Examples of incoordination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Symptoms include problems with walking or standing, incoordination, drowsiness, slow breathing rate, excessive urination, vomiting or unresponsiveness. Iris Katz,, "Pet Wise: Keeping pets and guests safe during unusual holiday season," 19 Dec. 2020 This type of incoordination is typically genetic (i.e. other people in your family would likely have similar coordination struggles), and may progress as time goes on. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Why Am I So Uncoordinated?," 29 June 2019

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First Known Use of incoordination

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Incoordination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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in·​co·​or·​di·​na·​tion | \ -ˌȯrd-ᵊn-ˈā-shən How to pronounce incoordination (audio) \

Medical Definition of incoordination

: lack of coordination especially of muscular movements resulting from loss of voluntary control

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