( BrE also co-ordinate ) verb , noun
■ verb / kəʊˈɔːdɪneɪt; NAmE koʊˈɔːrd-/
[ 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.
[ vn ] to make the different parts of your body work well together
—see also uncoordinated
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-/
[ 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
coordinates [ pl. ] (used in shops / stores etc.) pieces of clothing that can be worn together because, for example, the colours look good together
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 .