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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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Prudence and justice do not feature consistently in the chapters nominated to them, possibly because McCloskey understands them as co-ordinative of all virtues: prudence as guiding other virtues, and justice as other-oriented balancing of the virtues (whereas temperance is self-oriented balancing of the virtues, p.286).
The European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP), agreed by EU ministers in 1999, prompted a review of planning approaches in many European countries, especially in giving more attention to the co-ordinative function of planning.