In a plane cartesian coordinate system, the vertical axis (y). Cf.:abscissa.

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or·di·nate (orґdĭ-nət) [L. ordinare to arrange in order] in a two-dimensional coordinate system, the distance of a point from the horizontal (x) axis, measured along a line parallel to the y-axis. Denoted by y. Cf. abscissa.

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  • Ordinate — Or di*nate, n. (Geom.) The distance of any point in a curve or a straight line, measured on a line called the axis of ordinates or on a line parallel to it, from another line called the axis of abscissas, on which the corresponding abscissa of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ordinate — Or di*nate, a. [L. ordinatus, p. p. of ordinare. See {Ordain}.] Well ordered; orderly; regular; methodical. A life blissful and ordinate. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Ordinate figure} (Math.), a figure whose sides and angles are equal; a regular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Ordinate — Sf Abstand von der horizontalen Achse in einem Koordinatensystem per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. (līnea) ōrdināta geordnete Linie , zu l. ōrdinātus geordnet, ordentlich , dem PPP. von l. ōrdināre ordnen, in Reihen… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • ordinate — [ôrd′ n it, ôr′d nāt΄] n. [< ModL (linea) ordinate (applicata), (line applied) in (an) ordered manner] Math. the vertical Cartesian coordinate on a plane, measured from the x axis along a line parallel with the y axis to point P: see CARTESIAN …   English World dictionary

  • Ordinate — Or di*nate, v. t. To appoint, to regulate; to harmonize. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ordinate — u. Ordinatenachse, s.u. Coordinaten …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ordinate — Ordinate, s. Koordinaten …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

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  • ordinate — index nominate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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