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

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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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The first known use of incoordination was in 1876

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Medical Definition of incoordination

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

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characterized by aphorism

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