Word forms: plural, 3rd person singular present
tense co-ordinates, present participle co-ordinating
, past tense, past participle co-ordinated
Definitionspronunciation note: The verb is pronounced (koʊɔːʳdɪneɪt
). The noun is pronounced (koʊɔːʳdɪnət
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.
⇒ ...a rapid and well-co-ordinated international rescue operation.
Word forms: plural co-ordinators
⇒ ...the party's campaign co-ordinator, Mr Peter Mandelson.
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 n] ⇒ She'll show you how to co-ordinate pattern and colours.
[V + with] ⇒ Tie it with fabric bows that co-ordinate with other furnishings.
[V] ⇒ Colours and looks must fit the themes of the seasons so that the shops co-ordinate
[V-ing] ⇒ ...curtains and co-ordinating bed covers.
3. plural noun
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.
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. countable noun [usually plural]
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.
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