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co·or·di·nate (co-or·di·nate)

coordinate (co-ordinate)

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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ko or d niht
definition: (plural) a pair of numbers that identifies a point on a graph or grid; ordered pair.
The coordinates of that point are written (1,5).
similar words:
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: ko or d neIt
inflections: coordinates, co-ordinates, coordinating, co-ordinating, coordinated, co-ordinated
definition 1: to arrange or select things so that they work well together.
He tries to coordinate the colors of his jeans and shirts.
arrange, balance, order, organize
similar words:
match, mesh, sort, square
definition 2: to order according to a common goal.
It's time to coordinate plans for the summer festival.
adapt, adjust, combine, match, unite
similar words:
change, fit, square, suit
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).