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.
Origin of coordinate
Synonyms for coordinate
Related Words for coordinatesharmonize, integrate, organize, regulate, agree, systematize, adjust, reconcile, correlate, conform, proportion, accommodate, synchronize, mesh, combine, pool, conduce, quarterback, reconciliate
Examples from the Web for coordinates
Contemporary Examples of coordinates
For one, these maps often use narrative to chart the landscape, rather than constraining it to a grid with coordinates.Should Google Be Mapping Tribal Lands?
June 4, 2014
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
January 18, 2013
I knew none of his coordinates, not even his name—on cloudy days, I called him “Gray,” on stormy ones, “Rain.”Christopher Hitchens Eulogized by Roya Hakakian
December 16, 2011
Historical Examples of coordinates
"The coordinates would not be intelligible to you," he said.Old Rambling House
Frank Patrick Herbert
You do not know the coordinates of our world, or even in which galaxy it is located.
You do not know the coordinates of this world, and have no way of finding them.
The important point is, not that the embryo grows, but that it coordinates.Spontaneous Activity in Education
But nothing prohibited Alan from getting the coordinates, and so they gave them to him.Starman's Quest
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.