from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Informal Directions.
  • noun A set of articles, as of clothing or luggage, designed to match or complement one other, as in style or color.
  • adjective Of equal importance, rank, or degree.
  • adjective Grammar Having equal syntactic status; not subordinate.
  • adjective Mathematics Of or based on a system of coordinates.
  • adjective 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.
  • intransitive verb To cause to work or function in a common action or effort.
  • intransitive verb To make harmonious; harmonize.
  • intransitive verb Grammar To link (syntactic units) at an equal level.
  • intransitive verb To work or function together harmoniously.
  • intransitive verb To form a harmonious combination; match.

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

  • adjective Of the same rank, equal.
  • noun mathematics, cartography A number representing the position of a point along a line, arc, or similar one-dimensional figure.
  • noun Something that is equal to another thing.
  • verb transitive To synchronize (activities).
  • verb transitive To match (objects, especially clothes).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a number that identifies a position relative to an axis
  • verb be co-ordinated
  • verb bring into common action, movement, or condition
  • adjective of equal importance, rank, or degree
  • verb bring order and organization to
  • verb bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation


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

[co– + ordinate.]

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From Medieval Latin coordinatus, past participle of coordinare ("arrange together"), from Latin co- ("together") + ordinare ("arrange"). See ordain and ordinate.


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