• WordNet 3.6
    • n coordination the regulation of diverse elements into an integrated and harmonious operation
    • n coordination being of coordinate importance, rank, or degree
    • n coordination the skillful and effective interaction of movements
    • n coordination the grammatical relation of two constituents having the same grammatical form
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rene Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry by looking at a fly walk across a tiled ceiling.
    • Coördination The act of coördinating; the act of putting in the same order, class, rank, dignity, etc.; as, the coördination of the executive, the legislative, and the judicial authority in forming a government; the act of regulating and combining so as to produce harmonious results; harmonious adjustment; as, a coördination of functions. "Coördination of muscular movement by the cerebellum."
    • Coördination The state of being coördinate, or of equal rank, dignity, power, etc. "In this high court of parliament, there is a rare coördination of power."
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  • Claude M. Bristol
    “One essential to success is that your desire be an all-obsessing one, your thoughts and aim be coordinated, and your energy be concentrated and applied without letup.”


In literature:

In the event of a catastrophic earthquake, a substantial number of Federal agencies would provide support to and be coordinated by FEMA.
"An Assessment of the Consequences and Preparations for a Catastrophic California Earthquake: Findings and Actions Taken" by Various
Coordinating perfectly in their maneuvers, they headed back to the spaceport with their strange cargo.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
Until now he had a coordinate command with Ducrot.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
How vill dis mind of his coordinate te tisgonnected views of her, with te rest of his vorld?
"Double Trouble" by Herbert Quick
Then as he slowly grew conscious, the movements of the arm became more coordinated.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
This ship is driven by curving space into peculiar coordinates.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
The need for such intradepartmental coordination seemed fairly obvious.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
On the other hand, coordination is the process which results in one's reduction of irregular beats to an approximately regular series.
"The Principles of English Versification" by Paull Franklin Baum
Cloud had moved fast, too; trained mind and trained body had been working at top speed and in perfect coordination.
"The Vortex Blaster" by Edward Elmer Smith
As between coordinate groups divided on the same basis, there is no question of superiority and inferiority.
"The Classification of Patents" by United States Patent Office
And we'll add everything I know of coordination, synthesis, and perception.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
Picking up a tiny mass like this was a delicate job, even when you knew its coordinates.
"Greylorn" by John Keith Laumer
There is an unfortunate lack of coordination of religious agencies in Negro colleges.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
The small brain, or cerebellum, governs the regularity, or coordination, of movements.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
And although he does not cooperate well he showed himself possessed of a genius for organization as well as for coordination.
"Our Railroads To-Morrow" by Edward Hungerford
In applications to dynamics, when x denotes a coordinate and t the time, dx/dt denotes a velocity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various
At once they began the work of coordinating the vast problem of American Red Cross purchase and supply.
"With the Doughboy in France" by Edward Hungerford
Instead there was a motley of small individualistic railroads, poorly coordinated.
"The Railroad Problem" by Edward Hungerford
The phases of mathematics are not specialized into isolation but coordinated into a working unity.
"The School System of Norway" by David Allen Anderson
Little by little the two men coordinated the numerous elements and welded them into an operating entity.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous

In news:

Defensive coordinator Dom Capers and the Packers will have to move on without safety Nick Collins.
US Presswire/Getty ImagesTwo of the NFL's most-experienced defensive coordinators.
Due to injuries, Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers needed B.J.
Ed Ramsden, automotive coordinator at WyoTech in Blairsville, Pa.
Commuter Connections is a regional network of transportation organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
Legal Barriers to Care Coordination.
The federal government is making available to states $275 million to design and test cost-effective care delivery and multi-payer coordination models.
Kaye says coordinating scare primary care resources will be particularly important as millions of people obtain health insurance coverage in the coming years under the Affordable Care Act.
The delivery of coordinated health care services was the topic of discussion at a November 20 meeting between state and local health care officials in Salt Lake City.
Jason Bell owns the company that coordinates BASE jumping at the annual event in Fayetteville.
First, for some breakdowns and analysis of Cavs issues, check out my Sunday column on why the Cavs need an offensive coordinator.
Guy denies it, saying, Its about coordination.
Israel is concerned about the deployment of Egyptian armor in a push against militants in the neighboring Sinai desert, saying the vehicles' entry wasn't coordinated and is in violation of.
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips makes his way across the field to talk with the media after an NFL football practice Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011, in Houston.
In the Gamecocks ' first matchup with offensive coordinator Chad Morris' fast-paced scheme, they held the Tigers to 60 plays, 16 fewer than their average for the season.

In science:

Some of these transformations start with a set of preferred (Cartesian) coordinates and conclude with non-preferred (non-Cartesian) coordinates; some others start with non-preferred (Cartesian) coordinates and conclude with preferred (Cartesian) coordinates; others do neither.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Let now X (t), t ∈ S2 , be a vector random field, that is, given a fixed coordinate system, the filed X (t) at each point t ∈ S2 can be represented by its coordinates (X1(t), X2(t), X3(t)), which will change according to the certain rules, when the coordinate system is changed.
On spectral representations of tensor random fields on the sphere
Thus, the coordination number z appearing in Eq. (5) is the geometrical coordination number related to volume, which is different from the mechanical coordination number Z that counts the number of contacts per particle with non-zero force related to the isostatic condition and force network.
Theory of random packings
Therefore, we identify two types of coordination number: the geometrical coordination number, z, contributing to the volume function and the mechanical coordination number, Z , measuring the contacts that carry forces only.
Theory of random packings
X and Y coordinates: the X coordinate is measured directly from the X strips while the Y coordinate is obtained from the crossing of both X and V strip readout.
Status of the Cylindical-GEM project for the KLOE-2 Inner Tracker
Lagrangian coordinates ) rather than studying the transport at a fixed coordinate in space (Eulerian coordinates), .
Gossip and Distributed Kalman Filtering: Weak Consensus under Weak Detectability
The image of an ℓ-plane W under the Pl¨ucker embedding has pro jective coordinates along each eI , and this set of pro jective coordinates is the set of Pl¨ucker coordinates of W .
On the Singular Structure of Graph Hypersurfaces
Using these, the equations given by (5.55) in J+ coordinates and by (5.55) in J− coordinates both give the same equation in φ, χ, XL , XR coordinates, and that is e−4Φpdet g = det KLR . and we have seen in (3.24) that there always exist coordinates where the above equation is identically satisfied5 .
Generalized Calabi-Yau metric and Generalized Monge-Ampere equation
The form (A.3) we get by doing a coordinate transformation from coordinates adapted to J+ to the superspace inspired coordinates.
Generalized Calabi-Yau metric and Generalized Monge-Ampere equation
In this case, a convenient dynamical variable is the complex geometrical field w(z , t) = x(z , t) + iy (z , t), parameterized by the time t and the z coordinate of the Cartesian coordinate system such that x(z0 , t) and y (z0 , t) are the coordinates of the vortex-line crossing with the plane z = z0 .
Geometric Symmetries in Superfluid Vortex Dynamics
In the First Coordinate Ma jor Order (FCMO), the first coordinate is used as the strongest ordering criterion, meaning that one tuple is greater than all tuples whose first coordinate is smaller.
Runtime-Flexible Multi-dimensional Arrays and Views for C++98 and C++0x
If all the coordinates of λ are integers (strictly half-integers), then the set M (λ) consists of all integer (strictly half-integer) points in the polytope P (λ), such that their sum of coordinates differs with the sum of coordinates of λ by an even number.
Simple Modules of Classical Linear Groups with Normal Closures of Maximal Torus Orbits
Firstly change λ to a point having at least one zero coordinate: let λ′ be the vector obtained from λ by the simultaneous sign change of the two last coordinates, then apply the Shift to the second and the last but one coordinates of λ′ up to the moment when the last but one coordinate attains zero.
Simple Modules of Classical Linear Groups with Normal Closures of Maximal Torus Orbits
Usually one uses in GR a maximal atlas of the local charts (local maps, coordinate patches) and implicite coordinate frames (natural frames, holonomic frames) and coframes ({∂µ}, {dxα}) and coordinate components of the geometrical ob jects.
Teleparallel equivalent of general relativity: a critical review
One then completes a coordinate system by choosing angular sphere-coordinates (θ , φ) or stereographic sphere-coordinates (ζ , ¯ζ ).
Regular isolated black holes