coordinate

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See also: coördinate and co-ordinate

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin coordinātus, past participle of coordinare (arrange together), from Latin co- (together) + ordinare (arrange). See ordain and ordinate.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun, adjective
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /koʊˈɔɹdənət/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəʊˈɔːdɪnɪt/, (fast speech) /ˈkwɔːdɪnɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /koʊˈɔɹdənɪt/, /ˈkɔɹdənɪt/
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Verb
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /koʊˈɔɹdəˌneɪt/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəʊˈɔːdɪˌneɪt/, (fast speech) /ˈkwɔːdɪnˌneɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /koʊˈɔɹdəˌneɪt/, /ˈkɔɹdəˌneɪt/

Adjective[edit]

coordinate (not comparable)

  1. 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

Usage notes[edit]

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, so the spelling coordinate predominates.

Noun[edit]

coordinate (plural coordinates)

  1. (mathematics, cartography) 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.
  2. 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.
  3. (humorous, in the plural) Coordinated clothes.

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coordinate (third-person singular simple present coordinates, present participle coordinating, simple past and past participle coordinated)

  1. (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.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To match (objects, especially clothes).
    The outfit you're wearing doesn't coordinate.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

coordinate

  1. feminine plural of coordinato

Noun[edit]

coordinate f

  1. plural of coordinata

Verb[edit]

coordinate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of coordinare
  2. second-person plural imperative of coordinare
  3. feminine plural of coordinato