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 In AFib, as it’s often called, the heart beats in an uncoordinated way, allowing blood to pool within the heart and form little clots. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "She Felt Fine, but Her M.R.I. Showed Several Strokes. What Was Wrong?," 1 Jan. 2020 The Ivorian looked terribly uncoordinated, creating little and ballooning his shots straight into the crowd. SI.com, "5 Great Moments as Roy Keane Delivers Moany MNF Masterclass During Draw Between Man Utd & Arsenal," 1 Oct. 2019 One of the chief goals was to assuage concerns among fishermen who worry that an uncoordinated array of hundreds of towers would make the waters hard to navigate — effectively displacing them from rich fishing grounds. BostonGlobe.com, "Persuading fishermen to toe the line could be crucial to the nascent industry’s survival. Construction was about to begin on what would have been the first major offshore wind farm in the US until Interior Secretary David Bernhardt," 20 Nov. 2019 People with Asperger’s have difficulty understanding social conventions and social cues and can have uncoordinated movements. David J. Kim, The Courier-Journal, "North Oldham football's manager is so knowledgeable, he's 'like a dictionary'," 29 Oct. 2019 But she was perplexed by the whale’s seemingly uncoordinated movements. Virginia Morell, Science | AAAS, "‘Bingo!’ In a remarkable first, humpback whales spied using their fins to scoop up fish," 15 Oct. 2019 Other categories of waste examined by the JAMA study encompass inefficient, low-value, and uncoordinated care. BostonGlobe.com, "William Shrank, a physician who is chief medical officer of the health insurer Humana and the lead author of the study, said, “One contribution of our study is that we show that we have good evidence on how to eliminate some kinds of waste, but not all of it.”," 8 Oct. 2019 Though uncoordinated, when looked at together, these hundreds of moments in and leading up to 1919 read as an awesome display of collective black agency and self-preservation. Ursula Wolfe-rocca, Teen Vogue, "The Red Summer of 1919, Explained," 8 Apr. 2019 At zero hierarchy, individuals act disparately and the uncoordinated group output is minimal. WSJ, "Letters: Constructal Law Faces the Deconstructalists," 8 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of uncoordinated

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncoordinated was in 1892

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22 Jan 2020

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“Uncoordinated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncoordinated. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of uncoordinated

: not able to move different parts of your body together well or easily
: not well organized : not working together effectively


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Medical Definition of uncoordinated

: not coordinated : lacking proper or effective coordination uncoordinated muscles

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