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or co-or·di·nate

[ adjective noun koh-awr-dn-it, -dn-eyt; verb koh-awr-dn-eyt ]


  1. of the same order or degree; equal in rank or importance.
  2. involving the proper relationship or harmonious interaction among functions or parts.
  3. Mathematics. using or pertaining to systems of coordinates.
  4. Grammar. of the same rank in grammatical 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.


  1. a person or thing of equal rank or importance; an equal.
  2. Mathematics. 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.
  3. coordinates, articles of clothing, furniture, or the like, harmonizing in color, material, or style, designed to be worn or used together.

verb (used with object)

, co·or·di·nat·ed, co·or·di·nat·ing.
  1. to place or class in the same order, rank, division, etc.
  2. to place or arrange in proper order or position.

    Synonyms: correlate, order

  3. to combine in harmonious relation or action.

verb (used without object)

, co·or·di·nat·ed, co·or·di·nat·ing.
  1. to become coordinate.
  2. to assume proper order or relation.
  3. to act in harmonious combination.



  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. chem to form or cause to form a coordinate bond


  1. maths any of a set of numbers that defines the location of a point in space See Cartesian coordinates polar coordinates
  2. a person or thing equal in rank, type, etc


  1. of, concerned with, or involving coordination
  2. of the same rank, type, etc
  3. of or involving the use of coordinates

    coordinate geometry


/ kō-ôrdn-ĭt /

  1. 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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Derived Forms

  • coˈordiˌnator, noun
  • coˈordinative, adjective
  • coˈordinateness, noun
  • coˈordinately, adverb

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Other Words From

  • co·or·di·nate·ly co-or·di·nate·ly adverb
  • co·or·di·nate·ness co-or·di·nate·ness noun
  • co·or·di·na·tive co-or·di·na·tive [koh-, awr, -dn-ey-tiv, -, awr, -dn-, uh, -], adjective
  • in·ter·co·or·di·nate adjective
  • in·ter·co·or·di·nate verb intercoordinated intercoordinating
  • mis·co·or·di·nate verb miscoordinated miscoordinating
  • non·co·or·di·nat·ing adjective
  • un·co·or·di·nate adjective
  • un·co·or·di·nate·ly adverb
  • un·co·or·di·nate·ness noun
  • un·co·or·di·nat·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of coordinate1

First recorded in 1635–45; co- + (sub)ordinate

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Example Sentences

Now, if some rich Southern liberals want to finance and coordinate such an effort, great.

Members of the Syrian moderate opposition want to coordinate on airstrikes, but say they have been rebuffed.

To coordinate complex military operations across multiple theaters, the group relies heavily on its midlevel leadership.

The PKK has called for the formation of a joint Kurdish command to coordinate action against ISIS.

“We know they coordinate and we never admit it publicly,” this official said.

Coordinate effects of the same cause naturally coexist with one another.

A leader who could not communicate with his forces and coordinate their actions would be helpless.

They found a practical way to assemble capital and ability, and coordinate them in constructive enterprise.

As between coordinate groups divided on the same basis, there is no question of superiority and inferiority.

The mere difference in complexity of mutually exclusive coordinate groups involves no relationship of superiority or inferiority.


Related Words




co-ordinalcoordinate bond