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Set of two numbers that can locate any point on a grid or chart. One (the 'abscissa' or 'X-axis') measures left or right (horizontal) distance; the other (the 'ordinate' or 'Y-axis') measures up or down (vertical) distance.

Use 'coordinates' in a Sentence

The coordinates of the cargo ship were sent to us so we could identify where exactly our goods were located right now.
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If you have a very important package on the way you can have it tracked and follow its coordinates along its journey.
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My friend told me the directions to the place, but I needed more information, so I asked for specific coordinates.
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