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sine curve

noun, Mathematics
a curve described by the equation y = sin x, the ordinate being equal to the sine of the abscissa.
Origin of sine curve
1900-05 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sine curve
  • Thus the general size vs sorting trend is a distorted sine curve of two cycles.
  • The sine curve may be descending, but there are loopholes in it nonetheless.
  • There on the screen, a continuous sine curve pulsed, and a new era began.
  • Population trends are not straight line, but closer to a sine curve.
  • In this example, the function plot is used to draw a function: the sine curve.
  • In the open-loop algorithm, power output was programmed to change according to a sine curve tied to day length.
  • Wind speed is computed from the average of the magnitudes of the positive and negative peaks of the quasi-sine curve.
British Dictionary definitions for sine curve

sine curve

a curve of the equation y = sin x Also called sinusoid
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