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co·or·di·nate (also co-or·di·nate) • v. [tr.] / kōˈôrdəˌnāt/ 1. bring the different elements of (a complex activity or organization) into a relationship that will ensure efficiency or harmony. ∎  [intr.] negotiate with others in order to work together effectively: you will coordinate with consultants and other departments on a variety of projects. ∎  [intr.] match or harmonize attractively: the stud fastenings are colored to coordinate with the shirt. 2. Chem. form a coordinate bond to (an atom or molecule). • adj. / kōˈôrdn-ət/ 1. equal in rank or importance. ∎  Gram. (of parts of a compound sentence) equal in rank and fulfilling identical functions. 2. Chem. denoting a type of covalent bond in which one atom provides both the shared electrons. • n. / kōˈôrdənət/ 1. Math. each of a group of numbers used to indicate the position of a point, line, or plane. 2. (coordinates) matching items of clothing. DERIVATIVES: co·or·di·na·tive / kōˈôrdn-ətiv; ˈôrdnˌātiv/ adj. co·or·di·na·tor / -ˈôrdnˌātər/ n.

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