ogive

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English[edit]

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A Gothic facade with ogival arches.

Etymology[edit]

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.

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ogive (plural ogives)

  1. (statistics) The curve of a cumulative distribution function.
  2. (architecture) A Gothic pointed arch, or a rib of a Gothic vault.
  3. (ballistics) The pointed, curved nose of a bullet, missile, or rocket.
  4. (geology) A three-dimensional wave-bulge, characteristic of glaciers that have experienced extreme underlying topographic change.

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French[edit]

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Origin uncertain.

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ogive f (plural ogives)

  1. (architecture) diagonal rib, ogive
  2. (military) nose cone (of missile)

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ogive f

  1. plural form of ogiva

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