v., adj., & n. (also co-ordinate)
1. tr. bring (various parts, movements, etc.) into a proper or required relation to ensure harmony or effective operation etc.
2 intr. work or act together effectively.
3 tr. make coordinate.
1. equal in rank or importance.
2 in which the parts are coordinated; involving coordination.
3 Gram. (of parts of a compound sentence) equal in status (cf. SUBORDINATE).
4 Chem. denoting a type of covalent bond in which one atom provides both the shared electrons.
1. Math. each of a system of magnitudes used to fix the position of a point, line, or plane.
2 a person or thing equal in rank or importance.
3 (in pl.) matching items of clothing.
coordinately adv. coordination n. coordinative adj. coordinator n.
Etymology: CO- + L ordinare ordinat- f. ordo -inis order