co-ordination

coordination

[koh-awr-dn-ey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or state of coordinating or of being coordinated.
2.
proper order or relationship.
3.
harmonious combination or interaction, as of functions or parts.
Also, co-ordination.


Origin:
1595–1605; < Late Latin coordinātiōn- (stem of coordinātiō). See co-, ordination

noncoordination, noun
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coordination or co-ordination (kəʊˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃən)
 
n
balanced and effective interaction of movement, actions, etc
 
[C17: from Late Latin coordinātiō, from Latin ordinātiō an arranging; see ordinate]
 
co-ordination or co-ordination
 
n
 
[C17: from Late Latin coordinātiō, from Latin ordinātiō an arranging; see ordinate]

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coordination
c.1600, "orderly combination," from L.L. coordinationem (nom. coordinatio), from L. coordinare "to set in order, arrange," from com- "together" + ordinatio "arrangement," from ordo "order." Meaning "action of setting in order" is from 1640s; that of "harmonious adjustment or action," esp, of muscles
and bodily movements is from 1855.

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coordination co·or·di·na·tion (kō-ôr'dn-ā'shən)
n.

  1. The harmonious adjustment or interaction of parts.

  2. Harmonious functioning of muscles or groups of muscles in the execution of movements.

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coordination definition


The use of grammatical structures to give equal emphasis to, or to “coordinate,” two or more words, groups of words, or ideas: “I like eggs and toast.” In the following sentences, each clause receives equal emphasis: “Mr. Jones teaches French, and Ms. Williams teaches English”; “Mr. Jones teaches French, but Ms. Williams teaches English.” (Compare subordination.)

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