coordinate


coordinate
I UK [kəʊˈɔː(r)dɪneɪt] / US [koʊˈɔrdɪˌneɪt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "coordinate":
present tense I/you/we/they coordinate he/she/it coordinates present participle coordinating past tense coordinated past participle coordinated
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1)
a) to organize the different parts of a job or plan so that the people involved work together effectively

A senior embassy official is coordinating efforts to free the captives.

b) to organize things into a system

It was her task to coordinate all the relevant information.

2) to control the movements of different parts of your body so that they work well together

Children have to learn to coordinate eye and hand movements.


II UK [kəʊˈɔː(r)dɪnət] / US [koʊˈɔrdɪnət] noun [countable]
Word forms "coordinate":
singular coordinate plural coordinates
1) maths one of a set of numbers that give the exact position of something on a map or graph
2) coordinates
[plural] women's clothes that are designed to be worn together

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • coordinate — co‧or‧di‧nate [kəʊˈɔːdneɪt ǁ koʊˈɔːr ] verb 1. [transitive] to organize an activity so that the people involved work well together and achieve a good result: • His principal job is to coordinate all the science missions on board the ship. 2.… …   Financial and business terms

  • coordinate — or co ordinate [kō ôrd′ n it, kō ôrd′ nāt΄; ] for v [., kō ôrd′ nāt΄] adj. [ML coordinatus, pp. of coordinare, to set in order, arrange < L co (var. of com ), with + ordinare, to arrange < ordo,ORDER] 1. of the same order or importance;… …   English World dictionary

  • coordinate — [adj] equivalent alike, coequal, correlative, correspondent, counterpart, equal, equalized, like, parallel, same, tantamount; concept 566 Ant. different, dissimilar, unequal, unparallel coordinate [v] match, relate accommodate, adjust, agree,… …   New thesaurus

  • coordinate — (also co ordinate) ► VERB 1) bring the different elements of (a complex activity or organization) into a harmonious or efficient relationship. 2) (coordinate with) negotiate with (others) in order to work together effectively. 3) match or… …   English terms dictionary

  • Coordinate — Co*[ o]r di*nate, a. [Pref. co + L. ordinatus, p. p. of ordinare to regulate. See {Ordain}.] Equal in rank or order; not subordinate. [1913 Webster] Whether there was one Supreme Governor of the world, or many co[ o]rdinate powers presiding over… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coordinate — Co*[ o]r di*nate, n. 1. A thing of the same rank with another thing; one two or more persons or things of equal rank, authority, or importance. [1913 Webster] It has neither co[ o]rdinate nor analogon; it is absolutely one. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coordinate — I verb adjust, arrange, assimilate, balance, combine, equalize, harmonize, homologize, integrate, methodize, organize, proportion, regularize, regulate, schematize, set in order, synchronize, systematize II index adjust (regulate), arrange… …   Law dictionary

  • coordinate — co|or|di|nate1 also co ordinate BrE [kəuˈo:dıneıt US kouˈo:r ] v [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: , past participle of coordinare, from Latin co ( CO ) + ordinare to arrange ] 1.) [T] to organize an activity so that the people involved in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coordinate — v. 1) to coordinate closely 2) (D; tr.) to coordinate with (we must coordinate our operations with theirs) * * * [kəʊ ɔːdɪneɪt] to coordinate closely (D; tr.) to coordinate with (we must coordinate our operations with theirs) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • coordinate — I. adjective Etymology: probably back formation from coordination Date: 1641 1. a. equal in rank, quality, or significance b. being of equal rank in a sentence < coordinate clauses > 2. relating to or marked by coordination 3. a. being a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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