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ordinate

 [or´dĭ-nat]
the vertical line in a graph along which is plotted one of the variables considered in the study, as temperature in a time-temperature study. The other line is called the abscissa.

or·di·nate

(ōr'di-nāt),
In a plane cartesian coordinate system, the vertical axis (y). Compare: abscissa.

or·di·nate

(ōr'di-năt)
In a cartesian plane coordinate system, the vertical axis (y).