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1bring the different elements of (a complex activity or organization) into a relationship that will ensure efficiency or harmony:he had responsibility for coordinating Chicago’s transportation services [no object] negotiate with others in order to work together effectively:you will coordinate with consultants and other departments on a variety of projects [no object] match or harmonize attractively:the stud fastenings are colored to coordinate with the shirt (as adjective coordinating)a variety of coordinating colors 2 Chemistry form a coordinate bond to (an atom or molecule):the sodium atom is coordinated to two oxygen atoms
1equal in rank or importance:cross references in the catalog link subjects that may be coordinate Grammar (of parts of a compound sentence) equal in rank and fulfilling identical functions. 2 Chemistry denoting a type of covalent bond in which one atom provides both the shared electrons.
1 Mathematics each of a group of numbers used to indicate the position of a point, line, or plane. 2
) matching items of clothing.
Remember that coordinate
and its related words (such as coordination
) may also be spelled with a hyphen: co-ordinate