ORDINATE , in the Cartesian
See also:system of co-ordinates, the distance of a point from the
See also:axis (axis of x) measured parallel to the axis of y . Thus PR is the ordinate of P . The word appears to have been first used by Rene
See also:Descartes, and to be derived from lineae ordinatae, a
See also:term used by
See also:Roman surveyors for parallel lines .
ORDINARY (med. Lat. ordinarius, Fr. ordinaire)
ORDNANCE (a syncopated form of " ordinance " or " o...
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