from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of coordinating.
  • n. The state of being coordinate; harmonious adjustment or interaction.
  • n. Physiology Harmonious functioning of muscles or groups of muscles in the execution of movements.
  • n. Grammar The linking of two syntactically equal units, as by a coordinate conjunction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the act of coordinating, making different people or things work together for a goal or effect.
  • n. the resulting state of working together; cooperation; synchronization
  • n. the ability to coordinate one's senses and physical movements in order to act skillfully.
  • n. the state of being equal in rank or power.
  • n. an equal joining together two or more phrases or clauses, for example, using and, or, or but.
  • n. The reaction of one or more ligands with a metal ion to form a coordination compound


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).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin coordinationem (nominative of coordinatio), from Latin coordinare. (Wiktionary)


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