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Definition of "coordinate" [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)

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.

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)."