ordinate represents geo-electric excitation; abscissa, distance from upper surface of flower stalk.
The position MX on the ordinate marks the beginning of the second period.
The ordinate, or right line drawn across a curve, so as to be bisected by its diameter.
A Thermo-crescent Curve is thus obtained, the ordinate of which represents increment of growth, and the abscissa, the time.
This upper branch of the curve is not shown in the figure, as the ordinate corresponding to 30 would be very great.
The ordinate of the curve represents the intensity of response, and the abscissa the time (fig. 1).
The ordinate is the correction to be added to the observed reading to reduce to a uniform scale.
The ordinate in these curves represents the E.M. variation, and the abscissa the time.
And from hence the fabricke or construction of an ordinate quinquangle upon a right line given, is manifest.
At p the amount of error or deviation is op; and the number of such deviations is represented by the line or ordinate pa.
ordinate or·di·nate (ôr'dn-ĭt, -āt')
n.
The plane Cartesian coordinate representing the distance from a specified point to the x-axis, measured parallel to the y-axis.
ordinate (ôr'dn-ĭt) The distance of a point from the x-axis on a graph in the Cartesian coordinate system. It is measured parallel to the y-axis. For example, a point having coordinates (2,3) has 3 as its ordinate. Compare abscissa. |
mathematics
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)