Meaning of ORDINATE
Pronunciation:   'owrdinit



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] the value of a coordinate on the vertical axis
 [v] bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts"
 [v] appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"


ORDINATE is a 8 letter word that starts with O. 
 Synonyms:   align, consecrate, coordinate, ordain, order 

 See Also:   adjust, cartesian coordinate, enthrone, invest, set, vest  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:  
\Or"di*nate\, a. [L. ordinatus, p. p. of ordinare. See
{Ordain}.]
Wellordered; orderly; regular; methodical. ``A life blissful
and ordinate.'' Chaucer.
{Ordinate figure} (Math.), a figure whose sides and angles
are equal; a regular figure.
\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 point
is measured.
Note: The ordinate and abscissa, taken together, are called
co["o]rdinates, and define the position of the point
with reference to the two axes named, the intersection
of which is called the origin of co["o]rdinates. See
{Coordinate}.
\Or"di*nate\, v. t.
To appoint, to regulate; to harmonize. Bp. Hall.


Computing Dictionary 

 Definition:   The ycoordinate on an (x,y) graph; the output of a function plotted against its input. x is the "abscissa". See cartesian coordinates. 


