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ogive

[oh-jahyv, oh-jahyv] /ˈoʊ dʒaɪv, oʊˈdʒaɪv/
noun
1.
Architecture.
  1. a diagonal vaulting rib.
  2. a pointed arch.
2.
Statistics. the distribution curve of a frequency distribution.
3.
Rocketry. the curved nose of a missile or rocket.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < French, Middle French ogive, augive < Spanish aljibe < Spanish Arabic al-jibb the well
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Examples for ogive
  • The traditional delta scale uses an inverse normal transformation based on normal ogive models developed years ago.
  • We are developing machines for manufacturing of conformal, aspherical and ogive shaped optical elements.
British Dictionary definitions for ogive

ogive

/ˈəʊdʒaɪv; əʊˈdʒaɪv/
noun
1.
a diagonal rib or groin of a Gothic vault
2.
another name for lancet arch
3.
(statistics) a graph the ordinates of which represent cumulative frequencies of the values indicated by the corresponding abscissas
4.
the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload during its passage through the atmosphere
Derived Forms
ogival, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Old French, of uncertain origin
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