The vertical ("y") value in a pair of coordinates. How far

Always written second in an

In this example, the value "5" is the ordinate.

(The first value "12" shows how far along and is called the Abscissa).

**up or down**the point is.Always written second in an

*ordered pair*of coordinates such as (12,5).In this example, the value "5" is the ordinate.

(The first value "12" shows how far along and is called the Abscissa).

See: Ordered Pair