# Coordinate vs. Match: What's the Difference?

## Coordinate and Match Definitions

#### Coordinate

(Mathematics)Any of a set of two or more numbers used to determine the position of a point, line, curve, or plane in a space of a given dimension with respect to a system of lines or other fixed references.

#### Match

One that is exactly like another or a counterpart to another
Is there a match for this glove in the drawer?.

#### Coordinate

Coordinates Informal Directions
Give me some coordinates so I can find my way.

#### Match

One that is like another in one or more specified qualities
He is John's match for bravery.

#### Coordinate

Coordinates A set of articles, as of clothing or luggage, designed to match or complement one other, as in style or color.

#### Match

One that is able to compete equally with another
The boxer had met his match.

#### Coordinate

Of equal importance, rank, or degree
Jobs with coordinate responsibilities.

#### Match

One that closely resembles or harmonizes with another
The napkins were a nice match for the tablecloth.

#### Coordinate

(Grammar)Having equal syntactic status; not subordinate
Coordinate phrases.

#### Match

A pair, each one of which resembles or harmonizes with the other
The colors were a close match.

#### Coordinate

(Mathematics)Of or based on a system of coordinates.

#### Match

A game or contest in which two or more persons, animals, or teams oppose and compete with each other
A soccer match.

#### Coordinate

Of or relating to a university in which men and women are taught by the same faculty but in single-sex classes or on single-sex campuses.

#### Match

A tennis contest won by the player or side that wins a specified number of sets, usually two out of three or three out of five.

#### Coordinate

To cause to work or function in a common action or effort
Coordinating the moving parts of a machine.

#### Match

A marriage or an arrangement of marriage
A royal match.

#### Coordinate

To make harmonious; harmonize
Coordinate the colors of a design.

#### Match

A person viewed as a prospective marriage partner.

#### Coordinate

(Grammar)To link (syntactic units) at an equal level.

#### Match

A narrow piece of material, usually wood or cardboard, coated on one end with a compound that ignites when scratched against a rough or chemically treated surface.

#### Coordinate

To work or function together harmoniously
A nursing staff that coordinates smoothly.

#### Match

An easily ignited cord or wick, formerly used to detonate powder charges or to fire cannons and muzzle-loading firearms.

#### Coordinate

To form a harmonious combination; match
Shoes that coordinate with the rest of the outfit.

#### Match

To be like (another) or be a counterpart to
Does this sock match that one?.

#### Coordinate

Of the same rank; equal.
Two coordinate terms

#### Match

To resemble or harmonize with
The coat matches the dress.

#### Coordinate

A number representing the position of a point along a line, arc, or similar one-dimensional figure.
Give me your coordinates and we'll come and rescue you.

#### Match

To adapt or suit so that a balanced or harmonious result is achieved; cause to correspond

#### Coordinate

Something that is equal to another thing.

#### Match

To find or produce a counterpart to
It's difficult to match the color of old paint.

#### Coordinate

Coordinated clothes.

#### Match

To pair (someone) with another in a romantic relationship or marriage
She was hoping to match her cousin with her neighbor.

#### Coordinate

(transitive) To place in the same order or rank.

#### Match

To place in opposition or competition; pit
She matched her skill against all comers.

#### Coordinate

(ambitransitive) To synchronize (activities).
It can be difficult to coordinate movement of both legs after an operation.
I was playing tennis for the first time, and it was difficult to coordinate.

#### Match

To provide with an adversary or competitor
The tournament matches the best offensive team with the best defensive team.

#### Coordinate

(ambitransitive) To match (objects, especially clothes).
The outfit you're wearing doesn't coordinate.

#### Match

To do as well as or better than in competition; equal
She easily matches me in bicycle racing.

#### Coordinate

Equal in rank or order; not subordinate.
Whether there was one Supreme Governor of the world, or many coördinate powers presiding over each country.
Conjunctions joint sentences and coördinate terms.

#### Match

To set in comparison; compare
Beauty that could never be matched.

#### Coordinate

A thing of the same rank with another thing; one two or more persons or things of equal rank, authority, or importance.
It has neither coördinate nor analogon; it is absolutely one.

#### Match

To provide funds so as to equal or complement
The government will match all private donations to the museum.

#### Coordinate

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 coördinate axes and coördinate planes. See Abscissa.

#### Match

To flip or toss (coins) and compare the sides that land face up.

#### Coordinate

A number that identifies a position relative to an axis

#### Match

To couple (electric circuits) by means of a transformer.

#### Coordinate

Bring order and organization to;
Can you help me organize my files?

#### Match

To be exactly like another; correspond exactly
Do the two socks match?.

#### Coordinate

Bring into common action, movement, or condition;
Coordinate the painters, masons, and plumbers
Coordinate his actions with that of his colleagues
Coordinate our efforts

#### Match

To harmonize with another
My shirt and my tie match.

#### Coordinate

Be co-ordinated;
These activities co-ordinate well

#### Match

(sports) A competitive sporting event such as a boxing meet, a baseball game, or a cricket match.
My local team are playing in a match against their arch-rivals today.

#### Coordinate

Bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation;
Align the wheels of my car
Ordinate similar parts

#### Match

Any contest or trial of strength or skill, or to determine superiority.

#### Coordinate

Of equal importance, rank, or degree

#### Match

Someone with a measure of an attribute equaling or exceeding the object of comparison.
He knew he had met his match.

A marriage.

#### Match

A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.

Suitability.

#### Match

Equivalence; a state of correspondence.

#### Match

Equality of conditions in contest or competition.

#### Match

A pair of items or entities with mutually suitable characteristics.
The carpet and curtains are a match.

#### Match

An agreement or compact.

#### Match

(metalworking) A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly embedded when a mould is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of separation between the parts of the mould.

#### Match

A device made of wood or paper, at the tip coated with chemicals that ignite with the friction of being dragged (struck) against a rough dry surface.
He struck a match and lit his cigarette.

#### Match

(intransitive) To agree; to be equal; to correspond.
Their interests didn't match, so it took a long time to agree what to do together.
These two copies are supposed to be identical, but they don't match.

#### Match

(transitive) To agree with; to be equal to; to correspond to.
His interests didn't match her interests.

#### Match

(transitive) To make a successful match or pairing.
They found out about his color-blindness when he couldn't match socks properly.

#### Match

(transitive) To equal or exceed in achievement.
She matched him at every turn: anything he could do, she could do as well or better.

#### Match

(obsolete) To unite in marriage, to mate.

#### Match

To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a tongue and groove at the edges.
To match boards

#### Match

(programming) To be an example of a rule or regex.
The behavior matched one or more rules and was rejected by an edit filter.

#### Match

Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating fire, made of some substance which takes fire readily, or remains burning some time; esp., a small strip or splint of wood or cardboard dipped at one end in a substance which can be easily ignited by friction, as a preparation of phosphorus or chlorate of potassium.

#### Match

A person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate.
Government . . . makes an innocent man, though of the lowest rank, a match for the mightiest of his fellow subjects.

#### Match

A bringing together of two parties suited to one another, as for a union, a trial of skill or force, a contest, or the like
A solemn match was made; he lost the prize.

#### Match

A matrimonial union; a marriage.

#### Match

An agreement, compact, etc.
Love doth seldom suffer itself to be confined by other matches than those of its own making.

#### Match

A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.

#### Match

Equality of conditions in contest or competition, or one who provides equal competition to another in a contest; as, he had no match as a swordsman within the city.
It were no match, your nail against his horn.

#### Match

Suitable combination or bringing together; that which corresponds or harmonizes with something else; as, the carpet and curtains are a match.

#### Match

A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly imbedded when a mold is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of separation between the parts of the mold.

#### Match

To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to rival successfully; to equal.
No settled senses of the world can matchThe pleasure of that madness.

#### Match

To furnish with its match; to bring a match, or equal, against; to show an equal competitor to; to set something in competition with, or in opposition to, as equal.
No history or antiquity can matchis policies and his conduct.

#### Match

To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against.
Eternal mightTo match with their inventions they presumedSo easy, and of his thunder made a scorn.

#### Match

To make or procure the equal of, or that which is exactly similar to, or corresponds with; as, to match a vase or a horse; to match cloth.

#### Match

To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit, or suit (one thing to another).
Let poets match their subject to their strength.

#### Match

To marry; to give in marriage.
A senator of Rome survived,Would not have matched his daughter with a king.

#### Match

To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a tongue and a groove, at the edges; as, to match boards.

#### Match

To be united in marriage; to mate.
I hold it a sin to match in my kindred.
Let tigers match with hinds, and wolves with sheep.

#### Match

To be of equal, or similar, size, figure, color, or quality; to tally; to suit; to correspond; as, these vases match.

#### Match

Lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction;
He always carries matches to light his pipe

#### Match

A formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

#### Match

A burning piece of wood or cardboard;
If you drop a match in there the whole place will explode

#### Match

An exact duplicate;
When a match is found an entry is made in the notebook

#### Match

The score needed to win a match

#### Match

A person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

#### Match

A person who is of equal standing with another in a group

#### Match

A pair of people who live together;
A married couple from Chicago

#### Match

Something that resembles or harmonizes with;
That tie makes a good match with your jacket

#### Match

Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics;
The two stories don't agree in many details
The handwriting checks with the signature on the check
The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun

#### Match

Provide funds complementary to;
The company matched the employees' contributions

#### Match

Bring two objects, ideas, or people together;
This fact is coupled to the other one
Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?
The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project

#### Match

Be equal to in quality or ability;
Nothing can rival cotton for durability
Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents

#### Match

Make correspond or harmonize;
Match my sweater

#### Match

Satisfy or fulfill;
Meet a need
This job doesn't match my dreams

#### Match

Give or join in marriage

#### Match

Set into opposition or rivalry;
Let them match their best athletes against ours
Pit a chess player against the Russian champion
He plays his two children off against each other

#### Match

Be equal or harmonize;
The two pieces match

#### Match

Make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching;
Let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office
The company matched the discount policy of its competitors