Ogive meaning

ōjīv
A similarly shaped nose of a bullet, rocket, or other projectile.
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The diagonal rib or groin of a Gothic vault.
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A pointed, or Gothic, arch.
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(statistics) The curve of a cumulative distribution function.
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(architecture) A Gothic pointed arch, or a rib of a Gothic vault.
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(ballistics) The pointed, curved nose of a bullet, missile, or rocket.
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(geology) A three-dimensional wave-bulge, characteristic of glaciers that have experienced extreme underlying topographic change.
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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