Last modified on 13 November 2014, at 20:44

coordinate

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • Noun, adjective
  • Verb
    • (Canada) IPA(key): /koʊˈɔɹdəˌneɪt/
    • (US) IPA(key): /koʊˈɔɹdəˌneɪt/, /ˈkɔɹdəˌneɪt/

AdjectiveEdit

coordinate (not comparable)

  1. Of the same rank; equal.
    • Law
      whether there was one Supreme Governor of the world, or many co-ordinate powers presiding over each country

Usage notesEdit

The usual pronunciation of ‘oo’ is /uː/ or /ʊ/. The dieresis in the spelling coördinate emphasizes that the second o begins a separate syllable. However, the dieresis is becoming increasingly rare in US English typography, so the spelling coordinate predominates.

NounEdit

coordinate (plural coordinates)

  1. (mathematics, cartography) A number representing the position of a point along a line, arc, or similar one-dimensional figure.
  2. Something that is equal to another thing.
    • 1851, John C. Calhoun, A Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United StatesWikisource:
      These are coordinates; because each, in the sphere of its powers, is equal to, and independent of the others; and because the three united make the government.

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coordinate (third-person singular simple present coordinates, present participle coordinating, simple past and past participle coordinated)

  1. (transitive) To synchronize (activities).
  2. (transitive) To match (objects, especially clothes).

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

coordinate

  1. feminine plural of coordinato

NounEdit

coordinate f

  1. plural form of coordinata

VerbEdit

coordinate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of coordinare
  2. second-person plural imperative of coordinare
  3. feminine plural of coordinato