how to pronounce ordinate


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the above transcription of ordinate is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

ordinate is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of ordinate in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… and co-ordinate op tie front crop top …”

meanings of ordinate


  1. The vertical line representing an axis of a Cartesian coordinate system, on which the ordinate (sense above) is shown.
  2. The second of the two terms by which a point is referred to, in a system of fixed rectilinear coordinate (Cartesian coordinate) axes.


  1. To ordain a priest, or consecrate a bishop.
  2. To align a series of objects.


  1. Arranged regularly in rows; orderly; disposed or arranged in an orderly or regular fashion.

ordinate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ordinate occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ordinate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ordinate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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