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See also: coördinate and co-ordinate
From Medieval Latin coordinātus, past participle of coordinare (“arrange together”), from Latin co- (“together”) + ordinare (“arrange”). See ordain and ordinate.
- Noun, adjective
- (Canada) IPA(key): /koʊˈɔɹdənət/
- (UK) IPA(key): /kəʊˈɔːdɪnɪt/, (fast speech) /ˈkwɔːdɪnɪt/
- (US) IPA(key): /koʊˈɔɹdənɪt/, /ˈkɔɹdənɪt/
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- (Canada) IPA(key): /koʊˈɔɹdəˌneɪt/
- (UK) IPA(key): /kəʊˈɔːdɪˌneɪt/, (fast speech) /ˈkwɔːdɪnˌneɪt/
- (US) IPA(key): /koʊˈɔɹdəˌneɪt/, /ˈkɔɹdəˌneɪt/
Audio (US) (file)
coordinate (not comparable)
- Of the same rank; equal.
- two coordinate terms
- 1745, Edmund Law, Considerations on the State of the World with regard to the Theory of Religion:
- whether there was one Supreme Governor of the world, or many co-ordinate powers presiding over each country
The usual pronunciation of ‘oo’ is /uː/ or /ʊ/. The dieresis in the spelling coördinate emphasizes that the second o begins a separate syllable. However, the dieresis is becoming increasingly rare in US English typography, and was never common elsewhere, so the spelling coordinate predominates.
coordinate (plural coordinates)
- (mathematics, cartography, astronomy) A number representing the position of a point along a line, arc, or similar one-dimensional figure.
- Give me your coordinates and we'll come and rescue you.
- Something that is equal to another thing.
- 1851, John C. Calhoun, A Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United StatesWikisource:
- These are coordinates; because each, in the sphere of its powers, is equal to, and independent of the others; and because the three united make the government.
- (humorous, in the plural) Coordinated clothes.
mathematics, cartography: a number representing the position of a point along a line, arc, or similar one-dimensional figure
coordinate (third-person singular simple present coordinates, present participle coordinating, simple past and past participle coordinated)
- (transitive) To place in the same order or rank.
- Antonym: subordinate
- (transitive, intransitive) To synchronize (activities).
- It can be difficult to coordinate movement of both legs after an operation.
- I was playing tennis for the first time, and it was difficult to coordinate.
- (transitive, intransitive) To match (objects, especially clothes).
- The outfit you're wearing doesn't coordinate.
to place in the same order or rank
- coordinately, coördinately
- coordinateness, coördinateness
- coordinative, coördinative
- uncoordinated, uncoördinated
- “coördinate”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “coordinate”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
coordinate f pl
- plural of coordinata
- inflection of coordinare:
- second-person singular voseo imperative of coordinar combined with te
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