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coordinate

[adj., n. koh-awr-dn-it, -dn-eyt; v. koh-awr-dn-eyt] /adj., n. koʊˈɔr dn ɪt, -dnˌeɪt; v. koʊˈɔr dnˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
of the same order or degree; equal in rank or importance.
2.
involving coordination.
3.
Mathematics. using or pertaining to systems of coordinates.
4.
Grammar. of the same rank in grammatical construction, as Jack and Jill in the phrase Jack and Jill, or got up and shook hands in the sentence He got up and shook hands.
noun
5.
a person or thing of equal rank or importance; an equal.
6.
Mathematics. any of the magnitudes that serve to define the position of a point, line, or the like, by reference to a fixed figure, system of lines, etc.
7.
coordinates, articles of clothing, furniture, or the like, harmonizing in color, material, or style, designed to be worn or used together.
verb (used with object), coordinated, coordinating.
8.
to place or class in the same order, rank, division, etc.
9.
to place or arrange in proper order or position.
10.
to combine in harmonious relation or action.
verb (used without object), coordinated, coordinating.
11.
to become coordinate.
12.
to assume proper order or relation.
13.
to act in harmonious combination.
Also, co-ordinate.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; co- + (sub)ordinate
Related forms
coordinately, co-ordinately, adverb
coordinateness, co-ordinateness, noun
coordinative, co-ordinative
[koh-awr-dn-ey-tiv, -awr-dn-uh-] /koʊˈɔr dnˌeɪ tɪv, -ˈɔr dn ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
intercoordinate, adjective
intercoordinate, verb, intercoordinated, intercoordinating.
miscoordinate, verb, miscoordinated, miscoordinating.
noncoordinating, adjective
uncoordinate, adjective
uncoordinately, adverb
uncoordinateness, noun
uncoordinated, adjective
Synonyms
9. order, correlate.
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British Dictionary definitions for uncoordinated

uncoordinated

/ˌʌnkəʊˈɔːdɪˌneɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
lacking order, system, or organization
2.
(of a person, action, etc) lacking muscular or emotional coordination

coordinate

verb (kəʊˈɔːdɪˌneɪt)
1.
(transitive) to organize or integrate (diverse elements) in a harmonious operation
2.
to place (things) in the same class or order, or (of things) to be placed in the same class or order
3.
(intransitive) to work together, esp harmoniously
4.
(intransitive) to take or be in the form of a harmonious order
5.
(chem) to form or cause to form a coordinate bond
noun (kəʊˈɔːdɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
6.
(maths) any of a set of numbers that defines the location of a point in space See Cartesian coordinates, polar coordinates
7.
a person or thing equal in rank, type, etc
adjective (kəʊˈɔːdɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
8.
of, concerned with, or involving coordination
9.
of the same rank, type, etc
10.
of or involving the use of coordinates: coordinate geometry
See also coordinates
Derived Forms
coordinately, co-ordinately, adverb
coordinateness, co-ordinateness, noun
coordinative, co-ordinative, adjective
coordinator, co-ordinator, noun
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Word Origin and History for uncoordinated

1801, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of coordinate.

coordinate

adj.

1640s, "of the same order," from Medieval Latin coordinatus, past participle of coordinare "to set in order, arrange" (see coordination). Meaning "involving coordination" is from 1769. Related: Coordinance.

n.

1823, in the mathematical sense, especially with reference to the system invented by Descartes; from coordinate (adj.). Hence, coordinates as a means of determining a location on the earth's surface (especially for aircraft), attested by 1960.

v.

1660s, "to place in the same rank," from Latin coordinare (see coordination). Meaning "to arrange in proper position" (transitive) is from 1847; that of "to work together in order" (intransitive) is from 1863. Related: Coordinated; coordinating.

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uncoordinated in Science
coordinate
  (kō-ôr'dn-ĭt)   
One of a set of numbers that determines the position of a point. Only one coordinate is needed if the point is on a line, two if the point is in a plane, and three if it is in space.
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