Meaning of COORDINATION in English


( BrE also co-ordination ) / kəʊˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃn; NAmE koʊˌɔːrd-/ noun [ U ]


the act of making parts of sth, groups of people, etc. work together in an efficient and organized way :

a need for greater coordination between departments

a lack of coordination in conservation policy

a pamphlet produced by the government in coordination with (= working together with) the Sports Council

advice on colour coordination (= choosing colours that look nice together, for example in clothes or furniture)


the ability to control your movements well :

You need good hand-eye coordination to play ball games.



mid 17th cent. (in the sense placing in the same rank ): from French or from late Latin coordinatio(n-) , based on Latin ordo , ordin- order.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.