Meaning of “coordinate” in the English Dictionary

"coordinate" in British English

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uk /kəʊˈɔː.dɪ.neɪt/ us /koʊˈɔːr.dən.eɪt/


uk /kəʊˈɔː.dɪ.nət/ us /koʊˈɔːr.dən.ət/

(Definition of “coordinate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coordinate" in American English

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coordinateverb [ T ]

us /koʊˈɔr·dənˌeɪt/

to make various, separate things work together:

Voluntary organizations will need to coordinate their efforts to help the homeless.
Patients learn how to coordinate movements of their arms and legs.
noun [ C ] /koʊˈɔr·dənˌeɪ·t̬ər/

Mrs. Steed is the Atlanta area coordinator for an international diabetes study.

coordinatenoun [ C ]


mathematics a number along one axis (= line) of a coordinate plane (= region formed by two number lines)

(Definition of “coordinate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"coordinate" in Business English

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coordinateverb [ T ]

UK also co-ordinate uk /kəʊˈɔːdɪneɪt/ us

to organize all the different activities and people who are involved in something so that it works effectively:

Who will be responsible for coordinating the project?
coordinate activities/efforts/operations E-commerce has enabled us to coordinate international operations.

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(Definition of “coordinate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)