# 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]
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## 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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Years were passed without murmuring, in the sub ordinate grades of the service; and those soldiers who were stationed in the colonies felt, when they obtained the command of a company, that they were entitled to receive the greatest deference from the peaceful occupants of the soil.
" Issue a direction as may be necessary directing the respondents to set up a pay commission and review the service conditions of the judicial officers of subordinate judiciary in India including but not limited to pay scale, retirement age, pension and other emoluments of the sub- ordinate judiciary from time to time", said the petition filed by advocate Mayuri Raghuvanshi and argued by senior advocate Gourab Banerji.
We assume that a function U of two variable is transfomaed using the dimensionless abscissa [xi] and ordinate [eta].

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