# ordinate

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## or·di·nate

(ôr′dn-ĭt, -āt′)
Arranged in regular rows, as the spots on the wings of an insect.
n.
Symbol y The plane Cartesian coordinate representing the distance from a specified point to the x-axis, measured parallel to the y-axis.

[Middle English, properly ordered, from Latin ōrdinātus, past participle of ōrdināre, to set in order, from ōrdō, ōrdin-, order; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

## ordinate

(ˈɔːdɪnɪt)
n
(Mathematics) the vertical or y-coordinate of a point in a two-dimensional system of Cartesian coordinates. Compare abscissa See also Cartesian coordinates
[C16: from New Latin phrase (linea) ordināte (applicāta) (line applied) in an orderly manner, from ordināre to arrange in order]

## or•di•nate

(ˈɔr dnˌɪt, -ˌeɪt)

n.
(in plane Cartesian coordinates) the y-coordinate of a point: its distance from the x-axis measured parallel to the y-axis. Compare abscissa.
[1670–80; extracted from New Latin (līnea) ōrdinātē (applicāta) (line applied) in order; ōrdinātē (adv.), derivative of Latin ōrdināre to arrange]

## or·di·nate

(ôr′dn-ĭt)
The distance of a point from the x-axis on a graph in the Cartesian coordinate system. It is measured parallel to the y-axis. For example, a point having coordinates (2,3) has 3 as its ordinate. Compare abscissa.

## ordinate

, abscissa - The ordinate or Y axis is vertical; the abscissa or X axis is horizontal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 ordinate - the value of a coordinate on the vertical axisCartesian coordinate - one of the coordinates in a system of coordinates that locates a point on a plane or in space by its distance from two lines or three planes respectively; the two lines or the intersections of the three planes are the coordinate axes Verb 1 ordinate - appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"enthrone, vest, invest - provide with power and authority; "They vested the council with special rights" 2 ordinate - bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts"adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"misalign - align imperfectly or badly; "the elements of the turbine were misaligned"
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## ordinate

[ˈɔːdɪnɪt] nordinata
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