verb (used with object), co·or·di·nat·ed, co·or·di·nat·ing.
verb (used without object), co·or·di·nat·ed, co·or·di·nat·ing.
- coordinate bond,
- coordinate clause,
- coordinate geometry,
- coordinate system,
- coordinated universal time
Origin of coordinate
Examples from the Web for coordinates
For one, these maps often use narrative to chart the landscape, rather than constraining it to a grid with coordinates.
Eubanks is an assistant athletic director for football and he coordinates on-campus recruiting visits.How the Media Missed the Hoax of Manti Te’o and His Fictional Girlfriend|Howard Kurtz|January 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I knew none of his coordinates, not even his name—on cloudy days, I called him “Gray,” on stormy ones, “Rain.”
By this simple system of coordinates any particular glyph in a text may be readily referred to when the need arises.An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs|Sylvanus Griswold Morley
It is our body which serves us, so to speak, as system of axes of coordinates.
We may take as our origin of coordinates the center of gravity of the system.A Librarian's Open Shelf|Arthur E. Bostwick
The method of coordinates seems to be by its inception essentially metrical.
It coordinates all the religious forces of Protestantism, for a common community service.Church Cooperation in Community Life|Paul L. Vogt
noun (kəʊˈɔːdɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
adjective (kəʊˈɔːdɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
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.
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.