Definition of "coordinate" []

  • One that is equal in importance, rank, or degree. (noun)
  • A set of articles, as of clothing or luggage, designed to match or complement one other, as in style or color. (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)
  • 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. (noun)
  • Informal Directions: Give me some coordinates so I can find my way. (noun)
  • To organize or integrate (diverse elements) in a harmonious operation (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To place (things) in the same class or order, or (of things) to be placed in the same class or order (verb)
  • To work together, esp harmoniously (verb)
  • To take or be in the form of a harmonious order (verb)
  • To form or cause to form a coordinate bond (verb)
  • Any of a set of numbers that defines the location of a point in space (noun)
  • A person or thing equal in rank, type, etc (noun)
  • Of, concerned with, or involving coordination (adjective)
  • Of the same rank, type, etc (adjective)
  • Of or involving the use of coordinates (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "coordinate" in a sentence
  • "The y-coordinate is not transformed because we are only straightening the image based on the tilt of the left and right margins."
  • "When Sarkozy took France back into NATO's integrated military command last year, for instance, he stayed out of the nuclear planning committee, where the United States and Britain coordinate nuclear weapons policies."
  • "(The spatial coordinates here are (x, y, z), and the time coordinate is obviously t)."