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1. Mathematics Any of a set of two or more numbers used to determine the position of a point, line, curve, or plane in a space of a given dimension with respect to a system of lines or other fixed references.
2. coordinates Informal Directions: Give me some coordinates so I can find my way.
3. coordinates A set of articles, as of clothing or luggage, designed to match or complement one other, as in style or color.
a. Of equal importance, rank, or degree: jobs with coordinate responsibilities.
b. Grammar Having equal syntactic status; not subordinate: coordinate phrases.
2. Mathematics Of or based on a system of coordinates.
3. Of or relating to a university in which men and women are taught by the same faculty but in single-sex classes or on single-sex campuses.
v. (-āt′) co·or·di·nat·ed, co·or·di·nat·ing, co·or·di·nates
1. To cause to work or function in a common action or effort: coordinating the moving parts of a machine.
2. To make harmonious; harmonize: coordinate the colors of a design.
3. Grammar To link (syntactic units) at an equal level.
1. To work or function together harmoniously: a nursing staff that coordinates smoothly.
2. To form a harmonious combination; match: shoes that coordinate with the rest of the outfit.
co·or′di·nate·ly (-ĭt-lē) adv.
co·or′di·nate·ness (-ĭt-nĭs) n.
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1. (tr) to organize or integrate (diverse elements) in a harmonious operation
2. to place (things) in the same class or order, or (of things) to be placed in the same class or order
3. (intr) to work together, esp harmoniously
4. (intr) to take or be in the form of a harmonious order
5. (Chemistry) chem to form or cause to form a coordinate bond
6. (Mathematics) maths any of a set of numbers that defines the location of a point in space. See Cartesian coordinates, polar coordinates
7. a person or thing equal in rank, type, etc
8. of, concerned with, or involving coordination
9. of the same rank, type, etc
10. (Mathematics) of or involving the use of coordinates: coordinate geometry.
coˈordinately, co-ˈordinately adv
coˈordinateness, co-ˈordinateness n
coˈordinative, co-ˈordinative adj
coˈordiˌnator, co-ˈordiˌnator n
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or co-or•di•nate(adj., n. koʊˈɔr dn ɪt, -dnˌeɪt; v. -ˌeɪt)
adj., n., v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing. adj.
1. of the same order or degree; equal in rank or importance.
2. involving coordination.
3. Math. using or pertaining to systems of coordinates.
4. of the same grammatical rank in a construction, as Jack and Jill in the phrase Jack and Jill, or got up and shook hands in the sentence He got up and shook hands.n.
5. Math. any of the magnitudes that serve to define the position of a point, line, or the like, by reference to a fixed figure, system of lines, etc.
6. a person or thing of equal rank or importance; an equal.
7. coordinates, articles, as of clothing, harmonizing in color, material, or style.v.t.
8. to place or class in the same order, rank, or division.
9. to place or arrange in proper order or position.
10. to combine in harmonious relation or action.v.i.
11. to become coordinate.
12. to act in harmonious combination.
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One of a set of numbers that determines the position of a point. Only one coordinate is needed if the point is on a line, two if the point is in a plane, and three if it is in space.
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Past participle: coordinated
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|Noun||1.||coordinate - a number that identifies a position relative to an axis|
Cartesian coordinate - one of the coordinates in a system of coordinates that locates a point on a plane or in space by its distance from two lines or three planes respectively; the two lines or the intersections of the three planes are the coordinate axes
polar coordinate - either of two values that locate a point on a plane by its distance from a fixed pole and its angle from a fixed line passing through the pole
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
|Verb||1.||coordinate - bring order and organization to; "Can you help me organize my files?"|
structure - give a structure to; "I need to structure my days"
|2.||coordinate - bring into common action, movement, or condition; "coordinate the painters, masons, and plumbers"; "coordinate his actions with that of his colleagues"; "coordinate our efforts"|
|3.||coordinate - be co-ordinated; "These activities coordinate well"|
|4.||coordinate - bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts"|
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
misalign - align imperfectly or badly; "the elements of the turbine were misaligned"
|Adj.||1.||coordinate - of equal importance, rank, or degree|
equal - having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
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1. organize, synchronize, integrate, bring together, mesh, correlate, systematize Officials visited the earthquake zone to coordinate the relief effort.
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1. To bring into accord:
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n (Math etc) → Koordinate f; (= equal) → etwas Gleichwertiges; coordinates (= clothes) → Kleidung f → zum Kombinieren
movements, muscles, pieces of work → koordinieren; (two people, firms) operations etc also → aufeinander abstimmen; thoughts also → ordnen; to coordinate one thing with another → eine Sache auf eine andere abstimmen
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coordinate[n kəʊˈɔːdnɪt; vb kəʊˈɔːdɪˌneɪt]
2. vt → coordinare
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