The DICT Development Group
6 definitions found
for CoordinateFrom The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Coordinate \Co*["o]r"di*nate\, n.
1. A thing of the same rank with another thing; one two or
more persons or things of equal rank, authority, or
importance.
[1913 Webster]
It has neither coordinate nor analogon; it is
absolutely one. --Coleridge.
[1913 Webster]
2. pl. (Math.) Lines, or other elements of reference, by
means of which the position of any point, as of a curve,
is defined with respect to certain fixed lines, or planes,
called coordinate axes and coordinate planes. See
Abscissa.
Note: Coordinates are of several kinds, consisting in some of
the different cases, of the following elements, namely:
(a) (Geom. of Two Dimensions) The abscissa and ordinate of
any point, taken together; as the abscissa PY and
ordinate PX of the point P (Fig. 2, referred to the
coordinate axes AY and AX.
(b) Any radius vector PA (Fig. 1), together with its angle
of inclination to a fixed line, APX, by which any
point A in the same plane is referred to that fixed
line, and a fixed point in it, called the pole, P.
(c) (Geom. of Three Dimensions) Any three lines, or
distances, PB, PC, PD (Fig. 3), taken parallel to
three coordinate axes, AX, AY, AZ, and measured from
the corresponding coordinate fixed planes, YAZ, XAZ,
XAY, to any point in space, P, whose position is
thereby determined with respect to these planes and
axes.
(d) A radius vector, the angle which it makes with a fixed
plane, and the angle which its projection on the plane
makes with a fixed line line in the plane, by which
means any point in space at the free extremity of the
radius vector is referred to that fixed plane and
fixed line, and a fixed point in that line, the pole
of the radius vector.
[1913 Webster]
Cartesian coordinates. See under Cartesian.
Geographical coordinates, the latitude and longitude of a
place, by which its relative situation on the globe is
known. The height of the above the sea level constitutes a
third coordinate.
Polar coordinates, coordinates made up of a radius vector
and its angle of inclination to another line, or a line
and plane; as those defined in
(b) and
(d) above.
Rectangular coordinates, coordinates the axes of which
intersect at right angles.
Rectilinear coordinates, coordinates made up of right
lines. Those defined in
(a) and
(c) above are called also Cartesian coordinates.
Trigonometrical coordinates or Spherical coordinates,
elements of reference, by means of which the position of a
point on the surface of a sphere may be determined with
respect to two great circles of the sphere.
Trilinear coordinates, coordinates of a point in a plane,
consisting of the three ratios which the three distances
of the point from three fixed lines have one to another.
[1913 Webster]
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Coordinate \Co*["o]r"di*nate\, a. [Pref. co- + L. ordinatus, p.
p. of ordinare to regulate. See Ordain.]
Equal in rank or order; not subordinate.
[1913 Webster]
Whether there was one Supreme Governor of the world, or
many coordinate powers presiding over each country.
--Law.
[1913 Webster]
Conjunctions joint sentences and coordinate terms.
--Rev. R.
Morris.
[1913 Webster]
Coordinate adjectives, adjectives disconnected as regards
one another, but referring equally to the same subject.
Coordinate conjunctions, conjunctions joining independent
propositions. --Rev. R. Morris.
[1913 Webster] co-ordinate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
co-ordinate \co-ordinate\, coordinate
\co*["o]r"di*nate\(-n[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coordinated;
p. pr. & vb. n. Coordinating.]
1. To make coordinate; to put in the same order or rank; as,
to coordinate ideas in classification.
[1913 Webster]
2. To give a common action, movement, or condition to; to
regulate and combine so as to produce harmonious action;
to adjust; to harmonize; as, to coordinate muscular
movements.
[1913 Webster]
3. to be co-ordinated; as, These activities co-ordinate well.
Syn: coordinate.
[WordNet 1.5]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
coordinate
adj 1: of equal importance, rank, or degree
n 1: a number that identifies a position relative to an axis
[syn: coordinate, co-ordinate]
v 1: bring order and organization to; "Can you help me organize
my files?" [syn: organize, organise, coordinate]
2: bring into common action, movement, or condition; "coordinate
the painters, masons, and plumbers"; "coordinate his actions
with that of his colleagues"; "coordinate our efforts"
3: be co-ordinated; "These activities coordinate well"
4: bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable
coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car";
"ordinate similar parts" [syn: align, ordinate,
coordinate]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
169 Moby Thesaurus words for "coordinate":
accommodate, accompanying, accord, accordant, adapt, adjust,
adjust to, agreeing, all one, all the same, ally, alter ego,
analogon, analogue, assimilate, associate, associated, at one with,
attune, balance, balanced, brother, cancel, chart, close copy,
close match, coacting, coactive, coadunate, codify, coequal,
cognate, coincident, collaborative, collective, collusive,
combined, combining, companion, compensate, complement, concerted,
concomitant, concordant, concurrent, concurring, conform,
congenator, congener, conjoint, consilient, conspiratorial,
convertible, cooperant, cooperative, correlate, correlative,
correspondent, corresponding, counterbalance, counterpart,
counterpoise, countervail, coworking, cut to, double, duplicate,
equal, equalize, equate, equilateral, equiparant, equipollent,
equivalent, eurythmic, even, even up, fellow, finished, fit, fix,
gear to, harmonious, harmonize, homologate, homologize, identical,
image, integrate, joint, key to, kindred spirit, level, like,
likeness, make plumb, make uniform, match, mate, measure, meeting,
methodize, much the same, near duplicate, normalize, obverse,
organize, parallel, parasitic, pendant, picture, plan, poise,
proportion, proportionate, proportioned, put in tune, rationalize,
reciprocal, reconcile, rectify, regular, regularize, regulate,
right, routinize, saprophytic, second self, set, set right, settle,
similarize, similitude, simulacrum, sister, soul mate, square,
standardize, strike a balance, such, suchlike, symbiotic,
symmetric, symmetrize, sync, synchronize, synchronous, synergetic,
synergic, synergistic, systematize, tailor, tally, tantamount,
the like of, the likes of, trim to, true, true up, tune, tune up,
twin, uniform, united, uniting, vis-a-vis, well-balanced, well-set,
well-set-up
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
coordinate
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.
(1997-07-09)
Questions or comments about this site?
Contact webmaster@dict.org