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English definition of “coordinate”

coordinate

verb uk   /kəʊˈɔː.dɪ.neɪt/ us    /koʊˈɔːr-/

coordinate verb (COMBINE)

[T] (UK also co-ordinate) to make various different things work effectively as a whole: We need someone to coordinate the whole campaign. A number of charities are coordinating their efforts to distribute food to the region.Managing and organizing

coordinate verb (MATCH)

[I] to match or look attractive together: The bed linen coordinates with the bedroom curtains. a coordinating jacket and skirtMatching and co-ordinating

coordinate

noun uk   /kəʊˈɔː.dɪ.nət/ us    /koʊˈɔːr-/

coordinate noun (POSITION)

[C usually plural] one of a pair of numbers and/or letters that show the exact position of a point on a map or graphMaps and map-makingTables, graphs and diagrams

coordinate noun (CLOTHES)

coordinates [plural] clothes, especially for women, that are made in matching colours or styles so that they can be worn togetherClothing - general words
(Definition of coordinate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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