**Or"di*nate** (?), a. [L. *ordinatus*, p. p. of *ordinare*. See Ordain.]

Well-ordered; orderly; regular; methodical.

"A life blissful and

*ordinate*."

*Chaucer.*

Ordinate figure Math., a figure whose sides and angles are equal; a regular figure.

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**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.

⇒ 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*. See Coordinate.<-- 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 -->

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**Or"di*nate** (?), v. t.

To appoint, to regulate; to harmonize.

*Bp. Hall.*

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