Meaning of COORDINATE in English

COORDINATE

( BrE also co-ordinate ) verb , noun

■ verb / kəʊˈɔːdɪneɪt; NAmE koʊˈɔːrd-/

1.

[ vn ] to organize the different parts of an activity and the people involved in it so that it works well :

They appointed a new manager to coordinate the work of the team.

We need to develop a coordinated approach to the problem.

2.

[ vn ] to make the different parts of your body work well together

—see also uncoordinated

3.

coordinate (sth) (with sth) if you coordinate clothes, furniture, etc. or if they coordinate , they look nice together :

[ v ]

This shade coordinates with a wide range of other colours.

[also vn ]

►  co·ord·in·ator ( BrE also co-ordinator ) noun :

The campaign needs an effective coordinator.

■ noun /kəʊˈɔːdɪnət; NAmE koʊˈɔːrd-/

1.

[ C ] either of two numbers or letters used to fix the position of a point on a map or graph :

the x, y coordinates of any point on a line

2.

coordinates [ pl. ] (used in shops / stores etc.) pieces of clothing that can be worn together because, for example, the colours look good together

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 17th cent. (in the senses of the same rank and place in the same rank ): from co- together + Latin ordinare (from ordo order), on the pattern of subordinate .

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