Nearby words

  1. cooperstown,
  2. coopery,
  3. coopt,
  4. coopworth,
  5. coordinal,
  6. coordinate bond,
  7. coordinate clause,
  8. coordinate geometry,
  9. coordinate system,
  10. coordinated universal time

Origin of coordinate

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

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for coordinately



verb (kəʊˈɔːdɪˌneɪt)

noun (kəʊˈɔːdɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)

maths any of a set of numbers that defines the location of a point in spaceSee Cartesian coordinates, polar coordinates
a person or thing equal in rank, type, etc

adjective (kəʊˈɔːdɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)

See also coordinates

Derived Formscoordinately or co-ordinately, adverbcoordinateness or co-ordinateness, nouncoordinative or co-ordinative, adjectivecoordinator or co-ordinator, noun

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Word Origin and History for coordinately
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Science definitions for coordinately


[ kō-ôrdn-ĭt ]

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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