ordinate

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [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.0.48 [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [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
coordinates, and define the position of the point with
reference to the two axes named, the intersection of
which is called the origin of coordinates. 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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [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}, {**ordinate**}, {order}]

2: bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable
coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car";
"**ordinate** similar parts" [syn: {align}, {**ordinate**},
{coordinate}]

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