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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Behind them the ship sent up an oily plume and the sine-curve wail of the radioactivity warning could be faintly heard.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
British Dictionary definitions for sine-curve

sine curve

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