in·​co·​or·​di·​na·​tion ˌin-(ˌ)kō-ˌȯr-də-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce incoordination (audio)
: lack of coordination
especially : ataxia

Examples of incoordination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Are Jade Plants Toxic to Pets? Unfortunately, according to the ASPCA, jade plants are toxic to cats and dogs and may cause vomiting, depression, and incoordination if ingested. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 14 Aug. 2023 Nervous: Depression, drowsiness, muscle tremors, incoordination. Chris Smith, BGR, 28 July 2022 Symptoms include problems with walking or standing, incoordination, drowsiness, slow breathing rate, excessive urination, vomiting or unresponsiveness. Iris Katz,, 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, 29 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of incoordination was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Incoordination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


in·​co·​or·​di·​na·​tion -ˌȯrd-ᵊn-ˈā-shən How to pronounce incoordination (audio)
: lack of coordination especially of muscular movements resulting from loss of voluntary control
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