What is ordinate?

  • (noun): The value of a coordinate on the vertical axis.
    See also — Additional definitions below


In mathematics, ordinate refers to that element of an ordered pair which is plotted on the vertical axis of a two-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system, as opposed to the abscissa. The ordinate is the second of the two terms (often labeled x and y) which define the location of a point in such a coordinate system.

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Office Of Atoms For Peace - OAP Functions
... To co-ordinate formulation of national policy and strategic plans on peaceful utilization of atomic energy ... To co-ordinate and carry out commitments and obligations with international organizations and with foreign institutes ... To co-ordinate and support national security relevant to atomic energy issues ...
Ordinate - Examples
... For the point (-7, 3), -7 is called the abscissa and 3, the ordinate. ...
HM Chief Coastguard (United Kingdom) - Function
... the functions of the Chief Coastguard are to co-ordinate five main tasks to initiate and co-ordinate civil maritime search and rescue within the UK Search and Rescue Region to initiate ...
Prime Minister's Office (Singapore) - Roles and Functions
... They are To co-ordinate the activities of Ministries and the general policies of the Government and to provide overall policy direction To eradicate corruption and maintain ... To guide and co-ordinate whole-of-government efforts in the implementation of national population policies and programmes ...
Council Of Arab Economic Unity - Objectives
... To co-ordinate foreign trade policies with a view to ensuring the co-ordination of the region's economy vis-à-vis world economy ... To co-ordinate economic development and formulate programs for the attainment of joint Arab development project ... To co-ordinate policies related to agriculture, industry, and internal trade ...

More definitions of "ordinate":

  • (verb): Bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation.
    Example: "Ordinate similar parts"
    Synonyms: align, coordinate

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