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Coordinate   /koʊˈɔrdənət/  /koʊˈɔrdənˌeɪt/   Listen

A number that identifies a position relative to an axis.  Synonym: co-ordinate.

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"Coordinate" Quotes from Famous Books

... is given as an example; this, although affirmed to be necessary to human life, is depreciated. Music is regarded from a point of view entirely opposite to that of the Republic, not as a sublime science, coordinate with astronomy, but as full of doubt and conjecture. According to the standard of accuracy which is here adopted, it is rightly placed lower in the scale than carpentering, because the latter is more capable of ...
— Philebus • Plato

... triumph by the law which cancelled the debt on a refusal to receive the state paper, and which quartered soldiers upon all tradesmen who demurred to such a tender. But, upon the whole, it was becoming pain fully evident, that in Ireland there were two coordinate governments coming into collision at every step, and that the one which more generally had the upper hand in the struggle was the secret society of United Irishmen; whose members individually, and whose ...
— Autobiographic Sketches • Thomas de Quincey

... acutely sensitive to results or to processes, we find the most agreeable effect nearer to one or to the other of these extremes of a tedious beauty or of an unbeautiful expressiveness. But these principles, as is clear, are not coordinate. The child who enjoys his rattle or his trumpet has aesthetic enjoyment, of however rude a kind; but the master of technique who should give a performance wholly without sensuous charm would be a gymnast and not a musician, and the author whose ...
— The Sense of Beauty - Being the Outlines of Aesthetic Theory • George Santayana

... moved by the far-reaching effects of Newton's discovery to seek a law which would coordinate facts in the moral world as the principle of gravitation had co-ordinated facts in the physical world, and in 1808 he claimed to have found the secret in what he called the law of Passional Attraction. [Footnote: Theorie des quatre mouvements et des destinees generales. General accounts of his theories ...
— The Idea of Progress - An Inquiry Into Its Origin And Growth • J. B. Bury

... physical strength, he would leave to women the lighter employments, and more especially those connected with dress and its materials. It is the usual mistake of those who in our day set themselves up as champions of woman, to seek to make the sexes not coordinate and mutually helpful, but identical and competing. "It is perhaps one of the marvels of nature," says Rousseau, "to have made two beings so similar while forming them so differently."[Footnote: Oeuvres, v. 5 (Emile, liv. v.). Compare viii. 203 (Nouv. ...
— The Eve of the French Revolution • Edward J. Lowell

... I define 'Violin Mastery'? The violinist who has succeeded in eliminating all superfluous tension or physical resistance, whose mental control is such that the technic of the left hand and right arm has become coordinate, thus forming a perfect mechanism not working at cross-purposes; who, furthermore, is so well poised that he never oversteps the boundaries of good taste in his interpretations, though vitally alive to the human element; who, finally, has so broad an outlook on life and Art ...
— Violin Mastery - Talks with Master Violinists and Teachers • Frederick H. Martens

Words linked to "Coordinate" :   coordinator, coordinate bond, conform to, manage, fit, handle, care, Cartesian coordinate system, arrange, structure, interlock, correct, equal, set up, Cartesian coordinate, misalign, number, set, adjust, mesh, meet, coordination, deal

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