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coordinate

co·or·di·nate (co-or·di·nate)

coordinate (co-ordinate)

 
 
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: ko or d neIt [or] ko or d niht
definition 1: of the same order, rank, or degree.
The coordinate teams played against each other.
synonyms:
coequal, correspondent, equal, equivalent, tantamount
similar words:
analogous, complementary, correlative, matching, parallel, synonymous
definition 2: arranged or able to be arranged harmoniously.
coordinate sofas and chairs
synonyms:
harmonious
similar words:
complementary, matching
definition 3: in mathematics, of or using coordinates as reference points.
coordinate systems
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ko or d niht
definition 1: a person or thing having equal rank or importance.
The sentence "I know this, and you know it too" is made up of two clauses that are coordinates.
synonyms:
coequal, compeer, counterpart, equal, equivalent, peer
similar words:
alter ego, correlative, correspondent, double, match, turn
definition 2: in mathematics, a magnitude that defines position with reference to a fixed point or system of lines, or an element of a set of numbers representing such magnitudes.
They were able to locate the airplane based on the coordinates that the pilot had given before it went down.The coordinates of that point are written (1,5).
similar words:
point
definition 3: (usu. pl.) pieces of clothing designed to be worn together as part of a suit or ensemble.
This sweater and these slacks are coordinates.
synonyms:
ensemble
similar words:
outfit, suit
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ko or d neIt
inflections: co-ordinated, co-ordinates, co-ordinating, coordinated, coordinates, coordinating
definition 1: to arrange in a harmonious relationship.
A decorator will be hired to coordinate the furnishings for the new office.
synonyms:
arrange, balance, harmonize, order, organize
similar words:
match, mesh, reorganize, sort, square, square away, systematize
definition 2: to order or organize according to a common goal.
We should coordinate our efforts in planning the meeting.The allies coordinated their military actions.
synonyms:
adapt, adjust, combine, match, unite
similar words:
change, fit, square, suit
definition 3: to arrange in the same rank or position.
synonyms:
arrange, categorize, class, classify, grade, group, rank
similar words:
file, index, peg, pigeonhole, sort, tabulate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: ko or d neIt
definition 1: to become coordinated.
synonyms:
adapt, adjust, correspond, match, organize
similar words:
balance, reorganize
definition 2: to act harmoniously together.
synonyms:
agree, collaborate, concur, cooperate, harmonize
similar words:
combine, jibe, mesh, tally
derivations: coordinative (adj.), coordinately (adv.), coordinator (n.)
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The word coordinate contains the following parts:
ord, ordin Latin root that means row, rank, order
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).