Definitions of ordinate
  1. noun
    the value of a coordinate on the vertical axis
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    type of:
    Cartesian coordinate
    one of the coordinates in a system of coordinates that locates a point on a plane or in space by its distance from two lines or three planes respectively; the two lines or the intersections of the three planes are the coordinate axes
  2. verb
    bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation
    ordinate similar parts”
    synonyms: align, coordinate
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    align imperfectly or badly
    type of:
    adjust, correct, set
    alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
  3. verb
    appoint to a clerical posts
    synonyms: consecrate, ordain, order
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    type of:
    enthrone, invest, vest
    provide with power and authority
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