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# ordinate

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• adjective Arranged in regular rows, as the spots on the wings of an insect.
• noun The plane Cartesian coordinate representing the distance from a specified point to the x-axis, measured parallel to the y-axis.

### from The Century Dictionary.

• Regular.
• Well-regulated; orderly; proper; due.
• In entomology, placed in one or more regular rows: as, ordinate spines, punctures, spots, etc.
• noun In analytical geometry, a line used to determine the position of a point in space, drawn from the point to the axis of abscissas and parallel to the axis of ordinates. See abscissa, and Cartesian coördinates (under Cartesian).
• To ordain; appoint.
• To direct; dispose.
• noun Any one of a set of parallel chords of a conic in relation to the diameter bisecting them. What in this sense was called semiordinate is now usually called ordinate.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• adjective Well-ordered; orderly; regular; methodical.
• adjective (Math.) a figure whose sides and angles are equal; a regular figure.
• 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.
• transitive verb To appoint, to regulate; to harmonize.

• noun mathematics the value of a coordinate on the vertical (Y) axis
• verb transitive to ordain a priest, or consecrate a bishop
• verb transitive to align a series of objects
• adjective arranged regularly in rows; orderly; disposed or arranged in an orderly or regular fashion.

• verb bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation
• verb appoint to a clerical posts
• noun the value of a coordinate on the vertical axis

## Etymologies

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, properly ordered, from Latin ōrdinātus, past participle of ōrdināre, to set in order, from ōrdō, ōrdin-, order; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

## Examples

• The reciprocal of the ordinate, that is, 1/y0, is de ﬁ ned as the cosecant of the angle.

• (Art. 98.) the limit - ing ratio of sr: st being a ratio of equality, the second fluxions of the ordinates are equal (Art. 96.); hence, the second fluxion of the ordinate is the same, whether we regard the curve or circle.

• [31] Pepwell gives the modern equivalent, "ordinate" and

• Families of children with special needs rely on local authorities to co-ordinate services.

• Judicial action, based upon such a suggestion, is forbidden by the respect due to a co-ordinate branch of the government.

• Canada, Italy and France, is no longer an appropriate body to co-ordinate foreign exchange policies as it excludes China.

Sarkozy Seeks Lift to Image Via China David Gauthier-Villars 2010

• Except that our movement is through a 4D co-ordinate system called spacetime.

• Does that mean the police in that department co-ordinate vigilante-ism?!

I’m Here For An Argument. No You’re Not! Yes I am! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG Inspector Gadget 2010

• It follows an extraordinary two-year public relations and lobbying campaign by the exiled sheikh who employed Peter Cathcart, a partner in a Middlesex family law firm, to co-ordinate a multi-million pound public relations and lobbying budget aimed at returning him to power.

• The archive, which describes many episodes never made public in such detail, shows the multitude of shortcomings with this new system: how a failure to co-ordinate among contractors, coalition forces and Iraqi troops, as well as a failure to enforce rules of engagement that bind the military, endangered civilians as well as the contractors themselves.

Iraq war logs: media reaction around the world Martin Chulov in Baghdad 2010