<mathematics> 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.

(01 Mar 1997)

1. Any of the scales or magnitudes that serve to define the position of a point.

2. To perform the act of coordination.

Origin: see coordination

(05 Mar 2000)