• noun the vertical value on a graph (the horizontal value is the x-value or abscissa).


  • In a two-coordinate system, the vertical coordinate. The abscissa is the horizontal coordinate. Its symbol is y, or Y. Also called y-coordinate.

Health Economics

  • (written as Ordinate)

    The vertical axis in a two-dimensional diagram commonly referred to as the y -axis. Or a point on that axis.

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    Treatment: medical and surgical
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    Treatment: medical and surgical
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    Treatment: medical therapy including dialysis
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    Treatment: tube thoracostomy or thoracotomy, medical ther
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    Treatment: repair, medical therapy
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