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

  • n. One that is equal in importance, rank, or degree.
  • n. A set of articles, as of clothing or luggage, designed to match or complement one other, as in style or color.
  • n. 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.
  • n. 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.
  • n. Informal Directions: Give me some coordinates so I can find my way.
  • adj. Of equal importance, rank, or degree: coordinate offices of a business.
  • adj. Of or involving coordination.
  • adj. Of or based on a system of coordinates.
  • adj. Grammar Having equal syntactic status: coordinate phrases.
  • transitive v. To place in the same order, class, or rank.
  • transitive v. To harmonize in a common action or effort: coordinating the moving parts of a machine; coordinate the colors of a design.
  • intransitive v. To be coordinate: The generators coordinate so that one is always running.
  • intransitive v. To work together harmoniously: a nursing staff that coordinates smoothly.
  • intransitive v. To form a pleasing combination; match: shoes that coordinate with the rest of the outfit.
  • intransitive v. Grammar To link (syntactically equivalent units) together.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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

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

Etymologies

co- + ordinate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin coordinatus, past participle of coordinare ("arrange together"), from Latin co- ("together") + ordinare ("arrange"). See ordain and ordinate. (Wiktionary)

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