from The Century Dictionary.

  • Being of the same order, or of the same rank or degree; not subordinate: as, two courts of coordinate jurisdiction; coördinate clauses.
  • In mathematics, using or pertaining to systems of coördinates
  • noun Something of the same order, degree, or rank with another or others.
  • noun In mathematics, a magnitude belonging to a system of magnitudes serving to define the positions of points, lines, planes, or other spatial elements, by reference to a fixed figure; hence, also, a magnitude of a system serving to define the elements of a continuum, in general, as geometrical coördinates do positions in space: thus, the latitude, the longitude, and the height above the mean sea-level are the three coördi nates commonly used to define the position of a meteorological station. See Cartesian.
  • To place or class in the same order, division, rank, etc.; make coördinate.
  • To place, arrange, or set in due order or proper relative position; bring into harmony or proper connection and arrangement.
  • Specifically, to combine in consistent and harmonious action, as muscles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Equal in rank or order; not subordinate.
  • adjective adjectives disconnected as regards one another, but referring equally to the same subject.
  • adjective conjunctions joining independent propositions.
  • noun A thing of the same rank with another thing; one two or more persons or things of equal rank, authority, or importance.
  • noun (Math.) Lines, or other elements of reference, by means of which the position of any point, as of a curve, is defined with respect to certain fixed lines, or planes, called coördinate axes and coördinate planes. See Abscissa.
  • noun See under Cartesian.
  • noun the latitude and longitude of a place, by which its relative situation on the globe is known. The height of the above the sea level constitutes a third coördinate.
  • noun coördinates made up of a radius vector and its angle of inclination to another line, or a line and plane; as those defined in (b) and (d) above.
  • noun coördinates the axes of which intersect at right angles.
  • noun coördinates made up of right lines. Those defined in (a) and (c) above are called also Cartesian coördinates.
  • noun elements of reference, by means of which the position of a point on the surface of a sphere may be determined with respect to two great circles of the sphere.
  • noun coördinates of a point in a plane, consisting of the three ratios which the three distances of the point from three fixed lines have one to another.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Alternative spelling of coordinate.
  • noun Alternative spelling of coordinate.
  • adjective Alternative spelling of coordinate.


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