Origin of ordinatefrom Modern Latin (linea) ordinate (applicata), (line applied) in (an) ordered manner from Classical Latin ordinare, to arrange: see ordain
A coordinate on a plane that is vertical and measured in relation to the x axis is an example of an ordinate.
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)
- 11 -19) the conference reaffirmed strongly the necessity for definite Christian teaching in schools, "secular systems" being condemned as "educationally as well as morally unsound, since they fail to co-ordinate the training of the whole nature of the child" (Res.
- The court of admiralty for the Cinque Ports exercises a co-ordinate but not exclusive admiralty jurisdiction over persons and things found within the territory of the Cinque Ports.
- Two sections can be distinguished, the Rhizophysina, with long tubular coenosarc-bearing ordinate cormidia, and Physalina, with compact coenosarc-bearing scattered cormidia.
- Y is represented by the length of the ordinate NP, so that the representation is cardinal; but this ordinate really corresponds to the point N, so that the representation of X is ordinal.
- The hourly values are derived from smoothed curves, the object being to get the mean ordinate for a 60-minute period.