A coordinate on a plane that is vertical and measured in relation to the x axis is an example of an ordinate.
Origin of ordinate; from 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 &omacron;rdin&amacron;tus, past participle of &omacron;rdin&amacron;re, to set in order, from &omacron;rd&omacron;, &omacron;rdin-, 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)