un·​co·​or·​di·​nat·​ed | \ ˌən-kō-ˈȯr-də-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce uncoordinated (audio) \

Definition of uncoordinated

: lacking coordination : not coordinated: such as
a : not able to move different parts of the body together well or easily … I'm every bit as clumsy and uncoordinated on a virtual skateboard as I would be on a real one.— Peter Cohen
b : not characterized by smoothness or regularity … the uncoordinated twitching of a heart no longer able to beat.— Jerry Adler jerky uncoordinated movements
c : not well organized uncoordinated attacks by rebel armies

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Recent Examples on the Web The most common symptoms in pets exposed to cannabis included disorientation, lethargy, abnormal or uncoordinated movements such as swaying, lowered heart rate and urinary incontinence. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 20 Apr. 2022 But the state had already spent $13 billion on the problem over the previous three years, and a withering auditor's report last February blamed the lack of visible results on tangled, uncoordinated bureaucracy. The Week Staff, The Week, 1 May 2022 Yet the dispersal of plastics and their pollutants, if regulated at all, has been addressed through a patchwork of municipal and national policies and a smattering of uncoordinated international instruments. Rebecca Altman, The Atlantic, 15 Mar. 2022 Unia suspected that his swallow was as uncoordinated as his walk. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2022 However, the demonstrations are largely uncoordinated and lack leadership. Eloise Barry, Time, 6 Jan. 2022 But the Emiratis are also worried that any uncoordinated military action could be the spark for a wider conflict. Thomas Grove, WSJ, 13 Dec. 2021 Scholars have debated the extent of Lincoln’s abridging of free speech, with historians such as Harold Holzer emphasizing that much of the press censorship during his presidency was uncoordinated and spontaneous. Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2021 Salesforce data shows that one of the biggest threats to a company is fragmented and uncoordinated products, services and business processes. Alex Kreger, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of uncoordinated

1892, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2022

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“Uncoordinated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncoordinated. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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un·​co·​or·​di·​nat·​ed | \ -kō-ˈȯrd-ᵊn-ˌāt-əd How to pronounce uncoordinated (audio) \

Medical Definition of uncoordinated

: not coordinated : lacking proper or effective coordination uncoordinated muscles


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