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Origin of coordinate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM coordinate

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British Dictionary definitions for coordinates (1 of 2)

coordinates
/ (kəʊˈɔːdɪnɪts, -ˌneɪts) /

pl n

clothes of matching or harmonious colours and design, suitable for wearing togetherCompare separates

British Dictionary definitions for coordinates (2 of 2)

coordinate

co-ordinate


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 forms of coordinate

coordinately or co-ordinately, adverbcoordinateness or co-ordinateness, nouncoordinative or co-ordinative, adjectivecoordinator or co-ordinator, noun
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Scientific definitions for coordinates

coordinate
[ 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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Cultural definitions for coordinates

coordinates

A set of numbers, or a single number, that locates a point on a line, on a plane, or in space. If the point is known to be on a given line, only one number is needed to locate it. If the point is known to be on a given plane, two numbers are needed. If the point is known to be located in space, three numbers are needed.

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