ogive

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English[edit]

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A Gothic facade with ogival arches.

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Late Middle English, from Middle French augive/ogive.

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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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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *augplva, from Latin augere, as the ogive goes on increasing, and the arch it forms increases the strength of the vault. In Old French we find the phrase arc ogif, itself from Latin arcus augivus. The word was also written as augive in the 17th century.

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ogive f ‎(plural ogives)

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

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  • Brachet, An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language: Crowned by the French Academy

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Noun[edit]

ogive f

  1. plural of ogiva

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