coordinate


coordinate
coordinate or co-ordinate [kō ôrd′'n it, kō ôrd′'nāt΄; ] for v [., kō ôrd′'nāt΄]
adj.
[ML coordinatus, pp. of coordinare, to set in order, arrange < L co- (var. of com-), with + ordinare, to arrange < ordo,ORDER]
1. of the same order or importance; equal in rank
2. of or involving coordination or coordinates
3. Gram. being of equal structural rank [coordinate clauses]
n.
1. a coordinate person or thing
2. [pl.] articles of clothing, luggage, etc. designed to form a pleasing ensemble when worn or used together
3. Math. any of a set of numbers in a reference system that locates the position of a point: see CARTESIAN COORDINATES
vt.
coordinated, coordinating
1. to place in the same order, rank, etc.; make coordinate
2. to bring into proper order or relation; adjust (various parts) so as to have harmonious action; harmonize
3. to design as coordinates [color-coordinated luggage]
vi.
to become coordinate; function harmoniously: Also coördinate
coordinately
adv.
co-ordinately
coordinative
adj.
co-ordinative [kō ôr′ dənə tiv, kō ôr′dənāt΄iv]
coordinator
n.
co-ordinator

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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