Ogive Definition

ōjīv
noun
A distribution curve in which the frequencies are cumulative.
American Heritage
The diagonal rib or groin of a Gothic vault.
Webster's New World
A frequency distribution.
American Heritage
A pointed, or Gothic, arch.
Webster's New World
A similarly shaped nose of a bullet, rocket, or other projectile.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
nose-cone
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Other Word Forms of Ogive

Noun

Singular:
ogive
Plural:
ogives

Origin of Ogive

  • Middle 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 obviate

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

  • From Middle French augive/ogive. Several origins have been speculated for the Middle French, including Spanish aljibe, Arabic ال (al, “the") جب (jubb, “jug"), and Latin obviāta.

    From Wiktionary

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