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Pronunciation:  [n]kow'or`dnit, [v]kow'or`dneyt, kow'ordnit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a number that identifies a position relative to an axis
  2. [adj]  of equal importance, rank, or degree
  3. [v]  bring order and organization to; "Can you help me organize my files?"
  4. [v]  bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts"
  5. [v]  bring into common action, movement, or condition; "coordinate the painters, masons, and plumbers"; "coordinate his actions with that of his colleagues"; "coordinate our efforts"
  6. [v]  be co-ordinated; "These activities co-ordinate well"

COORDINATE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: align, co-ordinate, equal, ordinate, organise, organize
 See Also: adjust, arrange, care, cartesian coordinate, conform to, deal, fit, handle, interlock, manage, meet, mesh, number, polar coordinate, set, set up, structure



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Co*["o]r"di*nate\, a. [Pref. co- + L. ordinatus, p.
    p. of ordinare to regulate. See {Ordain}.]
    Equal in rank or order; not subordinate.
          Whether there was one Supreme Governor of the world, or
          many co["o]rdinate powers presiding over each country.
          Conjunctions joint sentences and co["o]rdinate terms.
                                                   --Rev. R.
    {Co["o]rdinate adjectives}, adjectives disconnected as
       regards ane another, but referring equally to the same
    {Co["o]rdinate conjunctions}, conjunctions joining
       independent propositions. --Rev. R. Morris.
  2. \Co*["o]r"di*nate\ (-n[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Co["o]rdinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Co["o]rdinating}.]
    1. To make co["o]rdinate; to put in the same order or rank;
       as, to co["o]rdinate ideas in classification.
    2. To give a common action, movement, or condition to; to
       regulate and combine so as to produce harmonious action;
       to adjust; to harmonize; as, to co["o]rdinate muscular
  3. \Co*["o]r"di*nate\, n.
    1. A thing of the same rank with another thing; one two or
       more persons or things of equal rank, authority, or
             It has neither co["o]rdinate nor analogon; it is
             absolutely one.                       --Coleridge.
    2. pl. (Math.) Lines, or other elements of reference, by
       means of which the position of any point, as of a curve,
       is defined with respect to certain fixed lines, or planes,
       called co["o]rdinate axes and co["o]rdinate planes. See
    Note: Co["o]rdinates are of several kinds, consisting in some
          of the different cases, of the following elements,
       (a) (Geom. of Two Dimensions) The abscissa and ordinate of
           any point, taken together; as the abscissa PY and
           ordinate PX of the point P (Fig. 2, referred to the
           co["o]rdinate axes AY and AX.
       (b) Any radius vector PA (Fig. 1), together with its angle
           of inclination to a fixed line, APX, by which any
           point A in the same plane is referred to that fixed
           line, and a fixed point in it, called the pole, P.
       (c) (Geom. of Three Dimensions) Any three lines, or
           distances, PB, PC, PD (Fig. 3), taken parallel to
           three co["o]rdinate axes, AX, AY, AZ, and measured
           from the corresponding co["o]rdinate fixed planes,
           YAZ, XAZ, XAY, to any point in space, P, whose
           position is thereby determined with respect to these
           planes and axes.
       (d) A radius vector, the angle which it makes with a fixed
           plane, and the angle which its projection on the plane
           makes with a fixed line line in the plane, by which
           means any point in space at the free extremity of the
           radius vector is referred to that fixed plane and
           fixed line, and a fixed point in that line, the pole
           of the radius vector.
    {Cartesian co["o]rdinates}. See under {Cartesian}.
    {Geographical co["o]rdinates}, the latitude and longitude of
       a place, by which its relative situation on the globe is
       known. The height of the above the sea level constitutes a
       third co["o]rdinate.
    {Polar co["o]rdinates}, co["o]rdinates made up of a radius
       vector and its angle of inclination to another line, or a
       line and plane; as those defined in
       (b) and
       (d) above.
    {Rectangular co["o]rdinates}, co["o]rdinates the axes of
       which intersect at right angles.
    {Rectilinear co["o]rdinates}, co["o]rdinates made up of right
       lines. Those defined in
       (a) and
       (c) above are called also {Cartesian co["o]rdinates}.
    {Trigonometrical} or {Spherical co["o]rdinates}, elements of
       reference, by means of which the position of a point on
       the surface of a sphere may be determined with respect to
       two great circles of the sphere.
    {Trilinear co["o]rdinates}, co["o]rdinates of a point in a
       plane, consisting of the three ratios which the three
       distances of the point from three fixed lines have one to
Computing Dictionary

One member of a tuple of numbers which defines the position of a point in some space. Commonly used coordinate systems have as many coordinates as their are dimensions in the space, e.g. a pair for two dimensions. The most common coordinate system is cartesian coordinates, probably followed by polar coordinates.

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