Definition of Coordinate

1. Noun. A number that identifies a position relative to an axis.

Exact synonyms: Co-ordinate
Specialized synonyms: Cartesian Coordinate, Polar Coordinate
Generic synonyms: Number

2. Verb. Bring order and organization to. "Can you help me organize my files?"

3. Adjective. Of equal importance, rank, or degree.
Similar to: Equal
Derivative terms: Coordination

4. Verb. Bring into common action, movement, or condition. "Coordinate our efforts"
Generic synonyms: Care, Deal, Handle, Manage
Derivative terms: Coordination, Coordination, Coordinator

5. Verb. Be co-ordinated. "These activities coordinate well"
Generic synonyms: Conform To, Fit, Meet
Derivative terms: Coordination, Coordination

6. Verb. Bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation. "Ordinate similar parts"
Exact synonyms: Align, Ordinate
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Correct, Set
Specialized synonyms: Misalign
Derivative terms: Alignment, Coordination

Definition of Coordinate

1. Adjective. Of the same rank, equal. ¹

2. Noun. (context: mathematics cartography) A number representing the position of a point along a line, arc, or similar one-dimensional figure. ¹

3. Noun. Something that is equal to another thing. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To synchronize (activities). ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To match (objects, especially clothes). ¹

6. Verb. (alternative spelling of coordinate) ¹

7. Noun. (alternative spelling of coordinate) ¹

8. Adjective. (alternative spelling of coordinate) ¹

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Definition of Coordinate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Coordinate

1. 1. Any of the scales or magnitudes that serve to define the position of a point. 2. To perform the act of coordination. Origin: see coordination (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coordinate

coordinate (current term)
coordinate axis
coordinate bond
coordinate bonds
coordinate clause
coordinate convulsion
coordinate covalent bond
coordinate geometry
coordinate regulation
coordinate system
coordinate systems
coordinate term
coordinate terms
coordinated enzyme synthesis

Literary usage of Coordinate

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1. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by George Martin Lane (1903)
"The Intermediate coordinate Sentence. [i 693—1698. THE INTERMEDIATE coordinate SENTENCE, 1693. A sentence coordinate in form with another sentence is often ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"RECTANGULAR coordinate SYSTEM OF SURVEYING CITIES. 283. GENERAL DESCRIPTION. ... In a coordinate system two arbitrary lines are chosen for coordinate axes, ..."

3. The Nature and Sources of the Law by John Chipman Gray, Roland Gray (1921)
"How great is the authority of a decision in the court which made it, or in a court of coordinate jurisdiction? 2. Is there any court which is absolutely ..."

4. An English Grammar: Methodical, Analytical, and Historical. With a Treatise by Eduard Adolf Ferdinand Maetzner (1874)
"This especially finds application to coordinate sentences, but becomes apparent ... coordinate principal or dependent sentences may also stand beside each ..."

5. Higher Mathematics for Students of Chemistry and Physics: With Special by Joseph William Mellor (1902)
"Changing the coordinate Axes. In plotting the graph of any function, ... It is frequently necessary to pass from one system of coordinate axes to another. ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The analogous four-coordinate chloride 1 also reacts with an additional mole of carbon monoxide,32 but the resulting colorless five-coordinate dicarbonyl ..."

7. Descriptive Geometry by Ervin Kenison, Harry Cyrus Bradley (1917)
"These two planes are known as the horizontal and vertical coordinate planes, ... Position of the Observer with Reference to the coordinate Planes. ..."

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