ordinate


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ordinate \Or"di*nate\, a. [L. ordinatus, p. p. of ordinare. See
   Ordain.]
   Well-ordered; orderly; regular; methodical. "A life blissful
   and ordinate." --Chaucer.
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   Ordinate figure (Math.), a figure whose sides and angles
      are equal; a regular figure.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ordinate \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.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ordinate \Or"di*nate\, v. t.
   To appoint, to regulate; to harmonize. --Bp. Hall.
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