- The definition of coordination is being able to move and use your body effectively and multiple people or things working well together.
- An example of coordination is when a gymnast walks on a tightrope without falling.
- An example of coordination is when two people work together to plan or coordinate a party.
- a coordinating or being coordinated
- the state or relation of being coordinate; harmonious adjustment or action, as of muscles in producing complex movements
Origin: Late Latin coordinatio
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- a. The act of coordinating.b. The state of being coordinate; harmonious adjustment or interaction.
- Physiology Harmonious functioning of muscles or groups of muscles in the execution of movements.
- Grammar The linking of two syntactically equal units, as by a coordinate conjunction.
Origin: French, from Medieval Latin coōrdinātiō, coōrdinātiōn- : co-, co- + Latin ōrdinātiō, arrangement (from ōrdinātus, past participle of ōrdināre, to arrange in order, from ōrdō, ōrdin-, order; see ar- in Indo-European roots).
coordination - Cultural Definition
The use of grammatical structures to give equal emphasis to, or to “coordinate,” two or more words, groups of words, or ideas: “I like eggs and toast.” In the following sentences, each clause receives equal emphasis: “Mr. Jones teaches French, and Ms. Williams teaches English”; “Mr. Jones teaches French, but Ms. Williams teaches English.” (Compare subordination.)
coordination - Medical Definition
- The harmonious adjustment or interaction of parts.
- Harmonious functioning of muscles or groups of muscles in the execution of movements.