ordinate

noun
or·​di·​nate | \ ˈȯrd-nət How to pronounce ordinate (audio) , 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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“Ordinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ordinate. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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