coordinates

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

co-ordinate \co-ordinate\, coordinate \co*["o]r"di*nate\(-n[=a]t), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Coordinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coordinating}.]

1. To make coordinate; to put in the same order or rank; as, to coordinate ideas in classification.

2. To give a common action, movement, or condition to; to regulate and combine so as to produce harmonious action; to adjust; to harmonize; as, to coordinate muscular movements.

3. to be co-ordinated; as, These activities co-ordinate well.

Syn: coordinate. [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Coordinate \Co*["o]r"di*nate\, noun

1. A thing of the same rank with another thing; one two or more persons or things of equal rank, authority, or importance.

It has neither coordinate nor analogon; it is absolutely one. --Coleridge.

2. pl. (Math.) Lines, or other elements of reference, by means of which the position of any point, as of a curve, is defined with respect to certain fixed lines, or planes, called coordinate axes and coordinate planes. See {Abscissa}.

Note: **Coordinates** are of several kinds, consisting in some of
the different cases, of the following elements, namely:
(a) (Geom. of Two Dimensions) The abscissa and ordinate of
any point, taken together; as the abscissa PY and
ordinate PX of the point P (Fig. 2, referred to the
coordinate axes AY and AX.
(b) Any radius vector PA (Fig. 1), together with its angle
of inclination to a fixed line, APX, by which any
point A in the same plane is referred to that fixed
line, and a fixed point in it, called the pole, P.
(c) (Geom. of Three Dimensions) Any three lines, or
distances, PB, PC, PD (Fig. 3), taken parallel to
three coordinate axes, AX, AY, AZ, and measured from
the corresponding coordinate fixed planes, YAZ, XAZ,
XAY, to any point in space, P, whose position is
thereby determined with respect to these planes and
axes.
(d) A radius vector, the angle which it makes with a fixed
plane, and the angle which its projection on the plane
makes with a fixed line line in the plane, by which
means any point in space at the free extremity of the
radius vector is referred to that fixed plane and
fixed line, and a fixed point in that line, the pole
of the radius vector.

{Cartesian **coordinates**}. See under {Cartesian}.

{Geographical **coordinates**}, the latitude and longitude of a
place, by which its relative situation on the globe is
known. The height of the above the sea level constitutes a
third coordinate.

{Polar **coordinates**}, **coordinates** made up of a radius vector
and its angle of inclination to another line, or a line
and plane; as those defined in
(b) and
(d) above.

{Rectangular **coordinates**}, **coordinates** the axes of which
intersect at right angles.

{Rectilinear **coordinates**}, **coordinates** made up of right
lines. Those defined in
(a) and
(c) above are called also {Cartesian **coordinates**}.

{Trigonometrical **coordinates**} or {Spherical **coordinates**},
elements of reference, by means of which the position of a
point on the surface of a sphere may be determined with
respect to two great circles of the sphere.

{Trilinear **coordinates**}, **coordinates** of a point in a plane,
consisting of the three ratios which the three distances
of the point from three fixed lines have one to another.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Coordinate \Co*["o]r"di*nate\, adjective [Pref. co- + L. ordinatus, p. p. of ordinare to regulate. See {Ordain}.] Equal in rank or order; not subordinate.

Whether there was one Supreme Governor of the world, or many coordinate powers presiding over each country. --Law.

Conjunctions joint sentences and coordinate terms. --Rev. R. Morris.

{Coordinate adjectives}, adjectives disconnected as regards one another, but referring equally to the same subject.

{Coordinate conjunctions}, conjunctions joining independent propositions. --Rev. R. Morris. co-ordinate

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

adjective

1: of equal importance, rank, or degree

noun

1: a number that identifies a position relative to an axis [syn: {coordinate}, {co-ordinate}]

verb

1: bring order and organization to; "Can you help me organize my files?" [syn: {organize}, {organise}, {coordinate}]

2: bring into common action, movement, or condition; "coordinate the painters, masons, and plumbers"; "coordinate his actions with that of his colleagues"; "coordinate our efforts"

3: be co-ordinated; "These activities coordinate well"

4: bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts" [syn: {align}, {ordinate}, {coordinate}]

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