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 for ordinate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 figure.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
           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.
           [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ordinate \Or"di*nate\, v. t.
     To appoint, to regulate; to harmonize. --Bp. Hall.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ordinate
      n 1: 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, ordinate, order]
      2: bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable
         coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car";
         "ordinate similar parts" [syn: align, ordinate,
         coordinate]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  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.
  
     (1997-07-08)
  

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