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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 approved the kingdom's accession to the World Energy Council and tasked the Minister of State for Electricity and Water Affairs to co-ordinate with relevant authorities.
When equation (9) is integrated twice along the axial co-ordinate z under boundary conditions:
Street Champions co-ordinates a network of volunteers who report problems such as litter, graffiti and vandalism to the appropriate authorities.
Dr Blackman-Woods said: "I am delighted to have been asked to help the Prime Minister, the regional Minister, Nick Brown, and the whole Ministerial team in helping to co-ordinate our economic and business policies for the North East.
Former chief inspector of schools Chris Woodhead also said the exam boards could better co-ordinate the exam timetables.
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The platform also aims to co-ordinate the fight against negative perceptions of milk as a fatty product.
Codenamed Wycombe Warrior, the forces will co-ordinate high-flying Awacs' (Airborne Warning and Control System) communication with low-flying aircraft.
That is why we think it is a good idea to establish advocates both to increase patient power and also to co-ordinate action against infection.
Currently, the two communities co-ordinate special events such as snowmobiling, and dog-sled and drag races.
Jones was then in Brussels for his first formal contact with EU officials to co-ordinate the conference.
Abigail Baird says teenagers are a bit gawky as they learn to co-ordinate their bodies.