co-ordinate

co-ordinates, co-ordinating, co-ordinated
(The spelling coordinate is also used. The verb is pronounced [[t]koʊɔ͟ː(r)dɪneɪt[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]koʊɔ͟ː(r)dɪnət[/t]].)
1) VERB If you co-ordinate an activity, you organize the various people and things involved in it.

[V n] Government officials visited the earthquake zone on Thursday morning to co-ordinate the relief effort.

[V n] ...the setting up of an advisory committee to co-ordinate police work.

Derived words:
co-ordinated ADJ-GRADED

...a rapid and well co-ordinated international rescue operation.

co-ordinator plural N-COUNT usu with supp

...the party's campaign co-ordinator, Mr Peter Mandelson.

2) V-RECIP-ERG If you co-ordinate clothes or furnishings that are used together, or if they co-ordinate, they are similar in some way and look nice together.

[V pl-n] She'll show you how to co-ordinate pattern and colours...

[V with n] Tie it with fabric bows that co-ordinate with other furnishings...

[pl-n V] Colours and looks must fit the themes of the seasons so that the shops co-ordinate well.

[V-ing] ...curtains and co-ordinating bed covers.

3) N-PLURAL Co-ordinates are pieces of clothing or soft furnishings which are similar and which are intended to be worn or used together.

...new lingerie co-ordinates.

4) VERB If you co-ordinate the different parts of your body, you make them work together efficiently to perform particular movements.

[V n] They spend several weeks each year undergoing intensive treatment which enables them to coordinate their limbs better.

5) N-COUNT: usu pl The co-ordinates of a point on a map or graph are the two sets of numbers or letters that you need in order to find that point. [TECHNICAL]

Can you give me your co-ordinates?

...the latitude and longitude co-ordinates of any location in the world.


English dictionary. 2008.

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