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or·di·nate /ˈɔrdnət, ˈɔrdṇət, dṇˌet/

縱線,縱座標

ordinate

縱坐標

Or·di·nate a. Well-ordered; orderly; regular; methodical. *“A life blissful and 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.

Note: ☞ The ordinate and abscissa, taken together, are called __coordinates__, and define the position of the point with reference to the two axes named, the intersection of which is called the __origin of coordinates__. 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.

Or·di·nate v. t. To appoint, to regulate; to harmonize.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

ordinate

n : the value of a coordinate on the vertical axis

v 1: appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"

[syn: ordain, consecrate, order]

2: bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable

coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car";

"ordinate similar parts" [syn: align, coordinate]