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COORDINATION, also co-ordination. In GRAMMAR, the process of connecting units of equal status and the resulting construction. Such units are usually connected by a coordinating CONJUNCTION (coordinator). The houses and their occupants is a noun phrase consisting of two coordinate noun phrases connected by and.


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coordination (in animal physiology) The processes involved in the reception of sensory information, the integration of that information, and the subsequent response of the organism. Coordination is controlled by regions of the brain that deal with specific functions, such as locomotion and breathing, and is carried out by the nervous system.

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