A coordinate on a plane that is vertical and measured in relation to the x axis is an example of an ordinate.
Origin of ordinatefrom Modern Latin (linea) ordinate (applicata), (line applied) in (an) ordered manner from Classical Latin ordinare, to arrange: see ordain
Origin of ordinateMiddle English properly ordered from Latin ōrdinātus past participle of ōrdināre to set in order from ōrdō ōrdin- order ; see ar- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present ordinates, present participle ordinating, simple past and past participle ordinated)
(comparative more ordinate, superlative most ordinate)