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Meaning of ORDINATE

Pronunciation:  'owrdinit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the value of a coordinate on the vertical axis
  2. [v]  bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts"
  3. [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
  1. \Or"di*nate\, a. [L. ordinatus, p. p. of ordinare. See
    Well-ordered; orderly; regular; methodical. ``A life blissful
    and ordinate.'' --Chaucer.
    {Ordinate figure} (Math.), a figure whose sides and angles
       are equal; a regular figure.
  2. \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
  3. \Or"di*nate\, v. t.
    To appoint, to regulate; to harmonize. --Bp. Hall.
Computing Dictionary

The y-coordinate on an (x,y) graph; the output of a function plotted against its input.

x is the "abscissa".

See cartesian coordinates.