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Re: metaphor[edit]

Okay, fair enough. I find my understanding of math improved by this kind of concept, but I'm sure it could be stated better. I also think that, uless you're interested in in-depth coverage of the topic, a redirect page or Wiktionary article would be more appropriate.--Joel 22:56, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Good point. What if we redirect this to Cartesian coordinate system? There, the ordinate is mentioned. Oleg Alexandrov 23:03, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

x and y are both ordinates[edit]

There is no logic to declare only y of the pair (x, y) an "ordinate". Together they are co-ordinates. Individually they are each ordinates. This follows the same logic as "co-authors", "co-writers", et cetera.
—DIV ( (talk) 00:28, 26 November 2009 (UTC))

Then explain this! -Psychlohexane (talk) 21:24, 12 April 2011 (UTC)