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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [awr-dn-it, -eyt]
    • /ˈɔr dnˌɪt, -ˌeɪt/
    • /ˈɔː.dɪ.nət/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-dn-it, -eyt]
    • /ˈɔr dnˌɪt, -ˌeɪt/

Definitions of ordinate word

  • noun ordinate Mathematics. (in plane Cartesian coordinates) the y-coordinate of a point: its distance from the x-axis measured parallel to the y-axis. 1
  • noun ordinate (in a system of coordinates) the y - coordinate, representing the distance from a point to the horizontal or x -axis measured parallel to the vertical or y -axis. 1
  • noun ordinate value of coordinate on y-axis 1
  • transitive verb ordinate put in order 1
  • transitive verb ordinate appoint to clergy 1
  • abbreviation ORDINATE orderly 1

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Origin of ordinate

First appearance:

before 1670
One of the 47% oldest English words
1670-80; extracted from New Latin (līnea) ordināte (applicāta) (line applied) in order; ordināte (adv.), derivative of Latin ordinātus arranged. See ordination

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Parts of speech for Ordinate


ordinate popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for ordinate

verb ordinate

  • demand — If one thing demands another, the first needs the second in order to happen or be dealt with successfully.
  • appoint — If you appoint someone to a job or official position, you formally choose them for it.
  • authorise — to give authority or official power to; empower: to authorize an employee to sign purchase orders.
  • authorize — If someone in a position of authority authorizes something, they give their official permission for it to happen.
  • call for — If you call for someone, you go to the building where they are, so that you can both go somewhere.

Antonyms for ordinate

verb ordinate

  • reject — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.
  • aid — Aid is money, equipment, or services that are provided for people, countries, or organizations who need them but cannot provide them for themselves.
  • allow — If someone is allowed to do something, it is all right for them to do it and they will not get into trouble.
  • approve — If you approve of an action, event, or suggestion, you like it or are pleased about it.
  • ask — If you ask someone something, you say something to them in the form of a question because you want to know the answer.

Top questions with ordinate

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