What does the word ordinate mean?

Usage examples for ordinate

  1. I should like to take this opportunity of thanking Mr. H. T. Montague Bell for the care and kindness with which he has grouped this collection of inco- ordinate sketches and formed it into a more or less comprehensive whole. – Sketches of the East Africa Campaign by Robert Valentine Dolbey
  2. First, in its oldest form at least, it considers him as an " Estate of the Realm," a separate co- ordinate authority with the House of Lords and the House of Commons. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
  3. The moral virtue of our acts consists in the respect which we pay to the system of relationships thus prescribed, in the willingness with which we co- ordinate our interests with those of others, or subordinate them to those of others, as the exigencies of the moral situation may require. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler