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coordinate

, co-ordinate
Maths any of a set of numbers that defines the location of a point in space

coordinate

(mathematics)
One member of a tuple of numbers which defines the position of a point in some space. Commonly used coordinate systems have as many coordinates as their are dimensions in the space, e.g. a pair for two dimensions. The most common coordinate system is Cartesian coordinates, probably followed by polar coordinates.

coordinate

Belonging to a system of indexing by two or more terms. For example, points on a plane, cells in a spreadsheet and bits in dynamic RAM chips are identified by a pair of coordinates. Points in space are identified by sets of three coordinates.
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The Cabinet assigned Deputy Premier Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa to co-ordinate with Bahrain Livestock Company and the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry to meet the needs of the local market for freshly slaughtered and chilled meat.
Efficiencies are further increased by the use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) which enables Colruyt to automate and co-ordinate information with its intermediate logistics centre for optimised deliveries to its retail outlets.
The minister said that he had directed the FIA Director General to send a team of its officers to co-ordinate with Interpol in Lyon to trace the whereabouts of Farooq and secure his arrest and extradition to Pakistan so that he could be brought to justice.
One of its roles is to co-ordinate the work of the supporters of the Green Building Charter, that was set up by the Sustainable Development Commission, the Welsh Assembly Government and Design Commission for Wales and to which CEW has signed up.
Saudabayev and Ban agreed to closely co-ordinate their efforts regarding Kyrgyzstan, and also agreed that Karibzhanov and the UN Special Envoy, Jan Kubis, would co-ordinate their activities on the ground in Bishkek.
The working group will help support, co-ordinate and develop youth work and activities that are already underway in Widdrington, Hadston, Cresswell and Ulgham.
Now considering that y, [alpha] * [beta] in equation (3) as a second order term which can be neglected, and introducing an angular [theta] co-ordinate (measured from the fixed Ox-axis in the journal sense of rotation) the position of points [M.
They also co-ordinate street clean-ups and planting sessions with volunteers, encouraging as many people as possible to get involved.
She will help co-ordinate campaigns in the region, with a special emphasis on economic issues, and she will liaise with and support the work of both the regional minister and national ministers.
It called on exam boards to co-ordinate schedules more effectively and Chris Howard, NAHT vice-president, said: "The exam boards need to do more to best co-ordinate their efforts so that youngsters don't have this problem of three or four examinations in one day.
Four major producers including Arla Foods have launched the Global Dairy Platform to co-ordinate and plan generic marketing and research.
From Tuesday, Belgian, French, British, US and Dutch forces will co-ordinate a series of training exercises involving thousands of men.