Nearby words

  1. coopery,
  2. coopt,
  3. cooptation,
  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
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British Dictionary definitions for coordinates

coordinates

pl n

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

coordinate

co-ordinate

verb (kəʊˈɔːdɪˌneɪt)

(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

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)

of, concerned with, or involving coordination
of the same rank, type, etc
of or involving the use of coordinatescoordinate geometry
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 coordinates
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Science 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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Culture 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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