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ogive

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noun \ˈō-ˌjīv\

Definition of ogive

  1. 1 a :  a diagonal arch or rib across a Gothic vault b :  a pointed arch

  2. 2 :  a graph of a cumulative distribution function or a cumulative frequency distribution

  3. 3 :  ogee 1



Origin of ogive

Middle English oggif stone comprising an arch, from Middle French augive, ogive diagonal arch


First Known Use: 1611

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