Definitions for ordinateˈɔr dnˌɪt, -ˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•di•nateˈɔr dnˌɪt, -ˌeɪt(n.)

  1. (in plane Cartesian coordinates) the y-coordinate of a point: its distance from the x-axis measured parallel to the y-axis.

    Category: Math

    Ref: Compare abscissa.

Origin of ordinate:

1670–80; extracted from NL (līnea) ōrdinātē (applicāta) (line applied) in order; ōrdinātē (adv.), der. of L ōrdināre to arrange

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ordinate(verb)

    the value of a coordinate on the vertical axis

  2. ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order(verb)

    appoint to a clerical posts

    "he was ordained in the Church"

  3. align, ordinate, coordinate(verb)

    bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation

    "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts"


  1. ordinate(Noun)

    the value of a coordinate on the vertical (Y) axis

  2. ordinate(Verb)

    to ordain a priest, or consecrate a bishop

  3. ordinate(Verb)

    to align a series of objects

  4. ordinate(Adjective)

    arranged regularly in rows; orderly; disposed or arranged in an orderly or regular fashion.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Ordinate

    In a system of plane co-ordinates (see Co-ordinates), the distance of any point from the axis of abscissas measured parallel to the axis of ordinates.

Anagrams of ordinate

  1. arointed

  2. rationed

  3. andorite

  4. nadorite


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