# en centième

#### Kelimutu

##### Senior Member
Does anyone know what en centième means in this context:

Programmation simple
♦ Cote X en centième (ordonnée)
♦ Angle A en ° (abscisse)

its talking about a software programme for machine tools.

I can translate the first and third lines (simple programming, angle A en degrees (abscissa)
but can't even begin to translate the second line - other than literally, which doesn't make any sense (side A in hundreth - ordered) its obviously got something to do with mathematics which is not my thing

any brainy mathematicians out there??

• #### Lezert

##### Senior Member
I beg it is "in hundredths of millimeters"

#### Gil

##### Senior Member
or·di·nate
–noun Mathematics. (in plane Cartesian coordinates) the y-coordinate of a point: its distance from the x-axis measured parallel to the y-axis.

#### Kelimutu

##### Senior Member
ok, that makes sense since the abscissa is the x coordinates of the point.
but what does "ordonné" mean in this context? and the "cote" ?
sorry to be so dumb!!

#### Gil

##### Senior Member
"ordonnée" is the y coordinate

#### Lezert

##### Senior Member
cote = dimension

#### Kelimutu

##### Senior Member
tout devient clair!
merci beaucoup!