4c2a ordinate - Definition of ordinate at Define.com Dictionary and Thesaurus (define ordinate)
 A:link {color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:active{color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:visited{color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:hover{color:inherit;text-decoration: underline;font-style:inherit} From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]: Ordinate \Or"di*nate\, noun (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. In a typical two-dimensional plot, viewed on a plane graph in its normal orientation with perpendicular axes, the ordinate is the vertical axis; when the axes are labeled as x and y, it is the y-axis. See {Coordinate}. [1913 Webster +PJC]From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]: Ordinate \Or"di*nate\, verb (used with an object) To appoint, to regulate; to harmonize. --Bp. Hall. From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]: Ordinate \Or"di*nate\, adjective [L. ordinatus, p. p. of ordinare. See {Ordain}.] 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. From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:noun 1: the value of a coordinate on the vertical axis verb 1: appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church" [syn: {ordain}, {consecrate}, {order}] 2: bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts" [syn: {align}, {coordinate}]From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]: ordinate The y-coordinate on an (x,y) graph; the output of a function plotted against its input. x is the "{abscissa}". See {Cartesian coordinates}. (1997-07-08) Define.com is a registered nonprofit corporation dedicated solely to the global public interest and the advancement of humanity. It belongs to all of us who have a desire to promote electronic democracy, science, creativity, imagination, reason, critical thinking, peace, race and gender equality, civil rights, equal access to education, personal liberty, free speech, animal rights, compassionate and nonviolent parenting, social and economic justice, global monetary reform, Secular Humanism, cognitive liberty and a permanent cessation of The War on Drugs. Let's see what we can do if we put our heads together. 0