- The definition of a coordinate is something that complements another item such as in style or color.
An example of coordinate is a jacket that has the style and color that lets it be worn with many skirts and pants.
- To coordinate is to arrange for things to all come together or to work with someone else to establish a common aim.
- An example of coordinate is when you plan all the parts of a trip.
- An example of coordinate is when you and a friend split up a big science project and decide who will do what.
- of the same order or importance; equal in rank
- of or involving coordination or coordinates
- Gram. being of equal structural rank: coordinate clauses
Origin of coordinateMedieval Latin coordinatus, past participle of coordinare, to set in order, arrange from Classical Latin co- (var. of com-), with + ordinare, to arrange from ordo, order
- a coordinate person or thing
- [pl.] articles of clothing, luggage, etc. designed to form a pleasing ensemble when worn or used together
- Math. any of a set of numbers in a reference system that locates the position of a point
transitive verb-·nat·ed, -·nat·ing
- to place in the same order, rank, etc.; make coordinate
- to bring into proper order or relation; adjust (various parts) so as to have harmonious action; harmonize
- to design as coordinates: to coordinate pieces of designer luggage
- Mathematics Any of a set of two or more numbers used to determine the position of a point, line, curve, or plane in a space of a given dimension with respect to a system of lines or other fixed references.
- coordinates Informal Directions: Give me some coordinates so I can find my way.
- coordinates A set of articles, as of clothing or luggage, designed to match or complement one other, as in style or color.
- a. Of equal importance, rank, or degree: jobs with coordinate responsibilities.b. Grammar Having equal syntactic status; not subordinate: coordinate phrases.
- Mathematics Of or based on a system of coordinates.
- Of or relating to a university in which men and women are taught by the same faculty but in single-sex classes or on single-sex campuses.
verbco·or·di·nat·ed, co·or·di·nat·ing, co·or·di·nates
- To cause to work or function in a common action or effort: coordinating the moving parts of a machine.
- To make harmonious; harmonize: coordinate the colors of a design.
- Grammar To link (syntactic units) at an equal level.
- To work or function together harmoniously: a nursing staff that coordinates smoothly.
- To form a harmonious combination; match: shoes that coordinate with the rest of the outfit.
Origin of coordinateco- ordinate
- Of the same rank; equal.
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.
(third-person singular simple present coordinates, present participle coordinating, simple past and past participle coordinated)
coordinate - Computer Definition
Belonging to a system of indexing by two or more terms. For example, points on a plane, cells in a spreadsheet and bits in dynamic RAM chips are identified by a pair of coordinates. Points in space are identified by sets of three coordinates.