noun \ˈō-ˌjīv\

Definition of ogive

  1. 1a :  a diagonal arch or rib across a Gothic vaultb :  a pointed arch

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

  3. 3 :  ogee 1

Origin and Etymology of ogive

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

First Known Use: 13th century

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