- of the same order or degree; equal in rank or importance.
- involving coordination.
- Mathematics. using or pertaining to systems of coordinates.
- Grammar. of the same rank in grammatical construction, as Jack and Jill in the phrase Jack and Jill, or got up and shook hands in the sentence He got up and shook hands.
- a person or thing of equal rank or importance; an equal.
- Mathematics. any of the magnitudes that serve to define the position of a point, line, or the like, by reference to a fixed figure, system of lines, etc.
- coordinates, articles of clothing, furniture, or the like, harmonizing in color, material, or style, designed to be worn or used together.
- to place or class in the same order, rank, division, etc.
- to place or arrange in proper order or position.
- to combine in harmonious relation or action.
- to become coordinate.
- to assume proper order or relation.
- to act in harmonious combination.
Origin of coordinate
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Examples from the Web for uncoordinated
The international response, says MSF, has been “slow” and “uncoordinated,” leaving many of the greatest needs unaddressed.Fighting Ebola and Starvation in Sierra Leone
November 5, 2014
Until recently, Islamic militant action around Baghdad appeared sporadic, uncoordinated, and lacking a clear strategic purpose.The ISIS Caliphate’s Coming Blitz of Baghdad
July 28, 2014
Uncoordinated releases of ineffective Taliban detainees in Pakistan, who have since disappeared.‘Homework to Do’: The Afghanistan-Pakistan Peace Talk Tipping Point
Shamila N. Chaudhary, Omar Samad
April 26, 2013
A combination of uncoordinated good," says McChrystal, who now teaches at Yale, "does not result in a general good.Summit Cheat Sheet
The Daily Beast
October 23, 2010
This is a very different matter to the disorderly movements of a child giving way to uncoordinated impulses.Spontaneous Activity in Education
He fumbled with loose, uncoordinated fingers at his head and Bart grabbed at him before he poked a claw in his eye.The Colors of Space
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Its movement was uncoordinated by the time of the second bite, but it could have escaped had the frog not been confined.
Tom noticed with dismay that Bud was not responding very well, his feeble strokes were jerky and uncoordinated.Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung
The progress towards victory is the result of myriad efforts, uncoordinated, often conflicting.Comrade Yetta
- lacking order, system, or organization
- (of a person, action, etc) lacking muscular or emotional coordination
- (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
- of, concerned with, or involving coordination
- of the same rank, type, etc
- of or involving the use of coordinatescoordinate geometry
Word Origin and History for uncoordinated
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.
- 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.