|Compare abscissa See also Cartesian coordinates the vertical or y-coordinate of a point in a two-dimensional system of Cartesian coordinates|
|[C16: from New Latin phrase (linea) ordināte (applicāta) (line applied) in an orderly manner, from ordināre to arrange in order]|
|problem solving defined only for an isolated set of points, using only arithmetic and algebra; not involving calculus|
|one of several highly systematic methods of treating problems by a special system of algebraic notations, such as differential or integral calculus|
ordinate or·di·nate (ôr'dn-ĭt, -āt')
The plane Cartesian coordinate representing the distance from a specified point to the x-axis, measured parallel to the y-axis.