- of the same order or degree; equal in rank or importance.
- involving coordination.
- Mathematics. using or pertaining to systems of coordinates.
- 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.
- a person or thing of equal rank or importance; an equal.
- 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.
- coordinates, articles of clothing, furniture, or the like, harmonizing in color, material, or style, designed to be worn or used together.
- to place or class in the same order, rank, division, etc.
- to place or arrange in proper order or position.
- to combine in harmonious relation or action.
- to become coordinate.
- to assume proper order or relation.
- to act in harmonious combination.
Origin of coordinate
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Examples from the Web for coordinate
Now, if some rich Southern liberals want to finance and coordinate such an effort, great.Seriously, Democrats: You’re Done in Dixie
December 10, 2014
Members of the Syrian moderate opposition want to coordinate on airstrikes, but say they have been rebuffed.U.S. Hasn’t Even Started Training Rebel Army to Fight ISIS
November 25, 2014
To coordinate complex military operations across multiple theaters, the group relies heavily on its midlevel leadership.Who the U.S. Should Really Hit in ISIS
Daniel Trombly, Yasir Abbas
September 23, 2014
The PKK has called for the formation of a joint Kurdish command to coordinate action against ISIS.PKK Kurdish Terrorists Are Fighting IS Terrorists With U.S. Help
August 16, 2014
“We know they coordinate and we never admit it publicly,” this official said.Who Assassinated a U.S. General?
August 6, 2014
Darwin was the first to coordinate the ample results of these lines of research.Evolution in Modern Thought
A leader who could not communicate with his forces and coordinate their actions would be helpless.Space Prison
He moves continually, because he must coordinate and adapt his mobility.Spontaneous Activity in Education
And there are attempts, worthy attempts, to coordinate and synthesize the sciences.A Far Country, Complete
They meet annually (in the autumn) and coordinate their meeting with that of the World Bank.After the Rain
- (tr) to organize or integrate (diverse elements) in a harmonious operation
- to place (things) in the same class or order, or (of things) to be placed in the same class or order
- (intr) to work together, esp harmoniously
- (intr) to take or be in the form of a harmonious order
- chem to form or cause to form a coordinate bond
- of, concerned with, or involving coordination
- of the same rank, type, etc
- of or involving the use of coordinatescoordinate geometry
Word Origin and History for coordinate
1640s, "of the same order," from Medieval Latin coordinatus, past participle of coordinare "to set in order, arrange" (see coordination). Meaning "involving coordination" is from 1769. Related: Coordinance.
1823, in the mathematical sense, especially with reference to the system invented by Descartes; from coordinate (adj.). Hence, coordinates as a means of determining a location on the earth's surface (especially for aircraft), attested by 1960.
1660s, "to place in the same rank," from Latin coordinare (see coordination). Meaning "to arrange in proper position" (transitive) is from 1847; that of "to work together in order" (intransitive) is from 1863. Related: Coordinated; coordinating.
- 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.