• (British) IPA: /ˈɔːdənət/ (noun)
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɔːɹ.dənɪt/ (noun)

ordinate (plural ordinates)

  1. (geometry) The second of the two terms by which a point is referred to, in a system of fixed rectilinear coordinate (Cartesian coordinate) axes.
    The point (3,2) has 3 as its abscissa and 2 as its ordinate.
  2. (geometry) The vertical line representing an axis of a Cartesian coordinate system, on which the ordinate (sense above) is shown.
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  • German: Hochachse

ordinate (ordinates, present participle ordinating; past and past participle ordinated)

  1. (transitive) to ordain a priest, or consecrate a bishop
  2. (transitive) to align a series of objects
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  1. arranged regularly in rows; orderly; disposed or arranged in an orderly or regular fashion.

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