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Definition of coordinate (Meaning of coordinate)
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co-ordinate co-ordinate, coordinate
	  co*["o]r"di*nate(-n[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
	     {Co["o]rdinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Co["o]rdinating}.]
	     1. To make co["o]rdinate; to put in the same order or rank;
	        as, to co["o]rdinate ideas in classification.
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	     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 co["o]rdinate muscular
	        movements.
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	     3. to be co-ordinated; as, These activities co-ordinate well.
	
	     Syn: coordinate.
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	  Coordinate Co*["o]r"di*nate, a. [Pref. co- + L. ordinatus, p.
	     p. of ordinare to regulate. See {Ordain}.]
	     Equal in rank or order; not subordinate.
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	           Whether there was one Supreme Governor of the world, or
	           many co["o]rdinate powers presiding over each country.
	                                                    --Law.
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	           Conjunctions joint sentences and co["o]rdinate terms.
	                                                    --Rev. R.
	                                                    Morris.
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	     {Co["o]rdinate adjectives}, adjectives disconnected as
	        regards one another, but referring equally to the same
	        subject.
	
	     {Co["o]rdinate conjunctions}, conjunctions joining
	        independent propositions. --Rev. R. Morris.
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	  Coordinate Co*["o]r"di*nate, n.
	     1. A thing of the same rank with another thing; one two or
	        more persons or things of equal rank, authority, or
	        importance.
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	              It has neither co["o]rdinate nor analogon; it is
	              absolutely one.                       --Coleridge.
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	     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 co["o]rdinate axes and co["o]rdinate planes. See
	        {Abscissa}.
	
	     Note: Co["o]rdinates 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
	            co["o]rdinate 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 co["o]rdinate axes, AX, AY, AZ, and measured
	            from the corresponding co["o]rdinate 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.
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	     {Cartesian co["o]rdinates}. See under {Cartesian}.
	
	     {Geographical co["o]rdinates}, 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 co["o]rdinate.
	
	     {Polar co["o]rdinates}, co["o]rdinates 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 co["o]rdinates}, co["o]rdinates the axes of
	        which intersect at right angles.
	
	     {Rectilinear co["o]rdinates}, co["o]rdinates made up of right
	        lines. Those defined in
	        (a) and
	        (c) above are called also {Cartesian co["o]rdinates}.
	
	     {Trigonometrical co["o]rdinates} or {Spherical
	     co["o]rdinates}, 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 co["o]rdinates}, co["o]rdinates 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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