Definition of ordinate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ordinate

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈɔːdɪnət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrdɪnət//
 
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the coordinate that gives the distance along the vertical axis compare abscissa Word Origin late 17th cent.: from Latin linea ordinata applicata ‘line applied parallel’, from ordinare ‘put in order’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ordinate

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