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.
- 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
semiordinateis 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 ordinatesor 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun mathematics the
valueof a coordinateon the vertical( Y) axis
- verb transitive to
ordaina priest, or consecratea bishop
- verb transitive to
aligna seriesof objects
arranged regularlyin rows; orderly; disposedor arranged in an orderly or regular fashion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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.
 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.
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?!
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.