- The definition of an ordinate is a value of a coordinate on the vertical axis.
A coordinate on a plane that is vertical and measured in relation to the x axis is an example of an ordinate.
Origin: from Modern Latin (linea) ordinate (applicata), (line applied) inch(es) (an) ordered manner
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Origin: 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.
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