- the diagonal rib or groin of a Gothic vault
- a pointed, or Gothic, arch
- a similarly shaped nose of a bullet, rocket, or other projectile
Origin of ogiveFrench from OFr, from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Spanish aljibe, a cistern from Arabic al-?ubb, a well
- Statistics a. A distribution curve in which the frequencies are cumulative.b. A frequency distribution.
- Architecture a. A diagonal rib of a Gothic vault.b. A pointed arch.
Origin of ogiveMiddle English ogif French ogive diagonal rib of a vault both from Old French augive probably from Vulgar Latin obviātīva from Late Latin obviāta feminine past participle of obviāre to resist ; see obviate .
- (statistics) The curve of a cumulative distribution function.
- (architecture) A Gothic pointed arch, or a rib of a Gothic vault.
- (ballistics) The pointed, curved nose of a bullet, missile, or rocket.
- (geology) A three-dimensional wave-bulge, characteristic of glaciers that have experienced extreme underlying topographic change.
From Middle French augive/ogive. Several origins have been speculated for the Middle French, including Spanish aljibe, Arabic Ø§Ù„ (al, “the") Ø¬Ø¨ (jubb, “jug"), and Latin obviÄta.