\kˈə͡ʊˈɔːdɪnət], \kˈəʊˈɔːdɪnət], \k_ˈəʊ_ˈɔː_d_ɪ_n_ə_t]\
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By Daniel Lyons
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
n. A person or thing of the same rank with another; â€”pl. lines or angles drawn through or about a fixed or given point called the origin, in such relation and proportion as to furnish data by which the position and quantity of any other point, line, &c., in the same plane or curved figure, may be defined and measured. The method coordinates was invented by Descartes, the quantities being treated under algebraic symbols.