|a.||1.||Well-ordered; orderly; regular; methodical.|
|n.||1.||(Geom.) The distance of any point in a curve or a straight line, measured on a line called the axis of ordinates or on a line parallel to it, from another line called the axis of abscissas, on which the corresponding abscissa of the point is measured.|
|v. t.||1.||To appoint, to regulate; to harmonize.|
|Noun||1.||ordinate - the value of a coordinate on the vertical axis|
|Verb||1.||ordinate - appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"|
|2.||ordinate - bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts"|
|(mathematics)||ordinate - The y-coordinate on an (x,y) graph; the output
of a function plotted against its input.|
x is the "abscissa".
See Cartesian coordinates.