ogive

noun
\ ˈō-ˌjīv How to pronounce ogive (audio) \

Definition of ogive

1a : a diagonal arch or rib across a Gothic vault
b : a pointed arch
2 : a graph of a cumulative distribution function or a cumulative frequency distribution

First Known Use of ogive

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for ogive

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

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“Ogive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ogive. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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