Ogee meaning

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A double curve with the shape of an elongated S.
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A molding having the profile of an S-shaped curve.
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An arch formed by two symmetrical double curves meeting at a point.
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A molding having an S-shaped curve in profile.
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Any S-shaped curve or line.
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An ogee arch.
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(architecture) A double curve in the shape of an elongated S; an object of that shape.
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(architecture) A pointed arch made from two ogees.
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(mathematics) An inflection point.
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(aesthetic facial surgery) The malar or cheekbone prominence transitioning into the mid-cheek hollow.
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(distillation) The bubble-shaped chamber of a pot still that connects the swan neck to the pot and allows distillate to expand, condense, and fall back into the pot.
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Origin of ogee

  • Middle English oggifs, ogeus pl. of ogif ogive ogive

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French ogive, augive, Late Latin augiva, of uncertain origin; compare Late Latin ogis (“a support, prop"), Latin augere (“to increase, strengthen"), Spanish auge (“highest point of power or fortune, apogee").

    From Wiktionary