Ordinate

Ordinate
Ordinate Or"di*nate, n. (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. [1913 Webster]

Note: The ordinate and abscissa, taken together, are called co["o]rdinates, and define the position of the point with reference to the two axes named, the intersection of which is called the origin of co["o]rdinates. In a typical two-dimensional plot, viewed on a plane graph in its normal orientation with perpendicular axes, the ordinate is the vertical axis; when the axes are labeled as x and y, it is the y-axis. See {Coordinate}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

• Ordinate — Or di*nate, a. [L. ordinatus, p. p. of ordinare. See {Ordain}.] Well ordered; orderly; regular; methodical. A life blissful and ordinate. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Ordinate figure} (Math.), a figure whose sides and angles are equal; a regular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Ordinate — ordinatė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. ordinate vok. Ordinate, f rus. ордината, f pranc. ordonnée, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

• ordinate — ordinatė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. ordinate vok. Ordinate, f rus. ордината, f pranc. ordonnée, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

• ordinatė — statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. ordinate vok. Ordinate, f rus. ордината, f pranc. ordonnée, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

• Ordinate — Sf Abstand von der horizontalen Achse in einem Koordinatensystem per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. (līnea) ōrdināta geordnete Linie , zu l. ōrdinātus geordnet, ordentlich , dem PPP. von l. ōrdināre ordnen, in Reihen… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

• ordinate — [ôrd′ n it, ôr′d nāt΄] n. [< ModL (linea) ordinate (applicata), (line applied) in (an) ordered manner] Math. the vertical Cartesian coordinate on a plane, measured from the x axis along a line parallel with the y axis to point P: see CARTESIAN …   English World dictionary

• Ordinate — Or di*nate, v. t. To appoint, to regulate; to harmonize. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Ordinate — u. Ordinatenachse, s.u. Coordinaten …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

• Ordinate — Ordinate, s. Koordinaten …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

• Ordinate — Ordināte, s. Koordinaten …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon