noun (plural coordinates)
verb (coordinat, ing)
- In mathematics or cartography, a number representing the position of a point along a line, arc, or similar one-dimensional figure. A set of coordinates specifies position in a multi-dimensional system, with one number corresponding to the position along each of a set of independent (usually mutually perpendicular) lines, arcs, etc. In two dimensions, Cartesian coordinates specify a distance to the right (x) and a distance up (y), so "(2,3)" means 2 to the right and 3 up from a given origin. In three dimensions, three coordinates are needed to specify a unique position in space.
- (transitive) To synchronize (activities).
- (transitive) To match (objects, especially clothes).
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