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# ordinate of a point

English-Spanish mathematics dictionary. . 1964.

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• Ordinate — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• ordinate — [ôrd′ n it, ôr′d nāt΄] n. [< ModL (linea) ordinate (applicata), (line applied) in (an) ordered manner] Math. the vertical Cartesian coordinate on a plane, measured from the x axis along a line parallel with the y axis to point P: see CARTESIAN …   English World dictionary

• ordinate — ► NOUN Mathematics ▪ a straight line from a point on a graph drawn parallel to the vertical axis and meeting the other; the y coordinate. ORIGIN from Latin linea ordinata applicata line applied parallel …   English terms dictionary

• Ordinate — See also: ordination 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… …   Wikipedia

• ordinate — /awr dn it , ayt /, n. Math. (in plane Cartesian coordinates) the y coordinate of a point: its distance from the x axis measured parallel to the y axis. Cf. abscissa. [1670 80; extracted from NL (linea) ordinate (applicata) (line applied) in… …   Universalium

• ordinate — or•di•nate [[t]ˈɔr dnˌɪt, ˌeɪt[/t]] n. math. (in plane Cartesian coordinates) the y coordinate of a point: its distance from the x axis measured parallel to the y axis Compare abscissa • Etymology: 1670–80; extracted from NL (līnea) ōrdinātē… …   From formal English to slang

• Point-biserial correlation coefficient — The point biserial correlation coefficient ( rpb ) is a correlation coefficient used when one variable (e.g. Y ) is dichotomous; Y can either be naturally dichotomous, like gender, or an artificially dichotomized variable. In most situations it… …   Wikipedia

• ordinate — In a plane cartesian coordinate system, the vertical axis (y). Cf.:abscissa. * * * or·di·nate (orґdĭ nət) [L. ordinare to arrange in order] in a two dimensional coordinate system, the distance of a point from the horizontal (x) axis,… …   Medical dictionary

• ordinate — [ ɔ:dɪnət] noun Mathematics a straight line from a point on a graph drawn parallel to the vertical axis and meeting the other; the y coordinate. Compare with abscissa. Origin C17: from L. linea ordinata applicata line applied parallel …   English new terms dictionary

• ordinate — n. Math. a straight line from any point drawn parallel to one coordinate axis and meeting the other, usually a coordinate measured parallel to the vertical (cf. ABSCISSA). Etymology: L linea ordinata applicata line applied parallel f. ordinare:… …   Useful english dictionary

• co-ordinate — co ordinates, co ordinating, co ordinated (The spelling coordinate is also used. The verb is pronounced [[t]koʊɔ͟ː(r)dɪneɪt[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]koʊɔ͟ː(r)dɪnət[/t]].) 1) VERB If you co ordinate an activity, you organize the various… …   English dictionary