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coordination

or co-or·di·na·tion

[ koh-awr-dn-ey-shuhn ]
/ koʊˌɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act or state of coordinating or of being coordinated.
proper order or relationship.
harmonious combination or interaction, as of functions or parts.
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Origin of coordination

First recorded in 1595–1605, coordination is from the Late Latin word coordinātiōn- (stem of coordinātiō). See co-, ordination

OTHER WORDS FROM coordination

non·co·or·di·na·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for coordination

coordination

co-ordination

/ (kəʊˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun
balanced and effective interaction of movement, actions, etc

Word Origin for coordination

C17: from Late Latin coordinātiō, from Latin ordinātiō an arranging; see ordinate
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Cultural definitions for coordination

coordination

The use of grammatical structures to give equal emphasis to, or to “coordinate,” two or more words, groups of words, or ideas: “I like eggs and toast.” In the following sentences, each clause receives equal emphasis: “Mr. Jones teaches French, and Ms. Williams teaches English”; “Mr. Jones teaches French, but Ms. Williams teaches English.” (Compare subordination.)

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