ordinate

noun
or·​di·​nate | \ˈȯrd-nət, ˈȯr-də-nət, -ˌnāt\

Definition of ordinate 

: the Cartesian coordinate obtained by measuring parallel to the y-axis — compare abscissa

First Known Use of ordinate

1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ordinate

New Latin (linea) ordinate (applicata), literally, line applied in an orderly manner

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