Definitions for "Ordinate"
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 point is measured.
The vertical axis of a graph.
One of the coordinates in a system of rectangular coordinates defining the position of a point.
To appoint, to regulate; to harmonize.
appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
Well-ordered; orderly; regular; methodical.