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Definition 1: the value of a coordinate on the vertical axis - [noun denoting cognition]

(ordinate is a kind of ...) 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

Definition 2: bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation - [verb of change]

Samples where ordinate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • align the wheels of my car
  • ordinate similar parts

Synonyms for ordinate in the sense of this definition

(ordinate is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

(... is a kind of ordinate ) align imperfectly or badly

"the elements of the turbine were misaligned"

Samples where ordinate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was ordained in the Church

Synonyms for ordinate in the sense of this definition

(ordinate is a kind of ...) provide with power and authority

"They vested the council with special rights"

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