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 (kō-ôr′dn-ĭt, -āt′)
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.
co·or′di·na′tive adj.
co·or′di·na′tor n.


(kəʊˈɔːdɪnɪts; -ˌneɪts)
pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) clothes of matching or harmonious colours and design, suitable for wearing together. Compare separates


Linear or angular quantities which designate the position that a point occupies in a given reference frame or system. Also used as a general term to designate the particular kind of reference frame or system such as plane rectangular coordinates or spherical coordinates. See also geographic coordinates; georef; grid coordinates.
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Since range-free assumes that a small part of the sensor nodes, which are called beacon nodes, are aware of their real coordinates, and other unknown nodes can estimate their position coordinates based on the beacon nodes as well as certain localization algorithm.
Particularly, for a compact mass M with a Schwarzschild radius R, the Schwarzschild metric can be expressed using reference space coordinates (r, 6,0), a coordinate time t and a local time t (often referred to as proper time t), i.
The position of an object in a space of local rectilinear Cartesian coordinates is simply determined by 3D polar observations.
Additionally, the SMD coordinates allocation of assigned and attached transportation capabilities in support of the Joint Forces Command priorities.
Chapter 1, the "Introduction," lays out the purpose of the book, the intended audience and the general difficulties that the reader will likely encounter while working with coordinates systems.
The San Diego County superintendent of schools, who coordinates all public schools in the county, including those on military bases, organized Web- and television-based distance-learning programs so that quarantined students could continue to receive instruction and submit assignments.
GORMAN - A Kern County sheriff's helicopter crew rescued a surveyor stranded in a remote section of the Tehachapi Mountains after he was able to call for help with his cell phone and provide GPS coordinates of where he was.
The user simply selects at least two points with known coordinates, indicates the datum and projection used to produce the map, and enters the coordinates in either latitude/longitude or northing/easting.
PRECISION WEAPONS, SUCH as the Joint Direct Attack Munition, depend on precise three-dimensional (3-D) coordinates to locate their targets.
The formula v*w = ||v|| ||w||cos ([theta]) links the algebra of vector coordinates to the Euclidean geometry of lengths and angles, and consequently is a key formula in basic mathematics that enters into numerous mathematical disciplines, both pure and applied.
Under this rubric, CRIS coordinates the institute's extramural efforts to define how the entire genetic complement of an organism responds to environmental agents.
One of the most fundamentally assumed dogmas in science is the presence, or even the omnipresence, of Cartesian coordinates.

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