OR'DINATE, v.t. To appoint. [Not used.]
OR'DINATE, a. [L. ordinatus.] Regular; methodical. An ordinate figure is one whose sides and angles are equal.
OR'DINATE, n. In geometry and conic sections, a line drawn from any point of the circumference of an ellipsis or other conic section, perpendicularly across the axis to the other side.