sinusoidal

adjective si·nu·soi·dal \ ˌsīn-yə-ˈsȯi-dᵊl , ˌsī-nə- \

Definition of sinusoidal

:of, relating to, shaped like, or varying according to a sine curve or sine wave
  • sinusoidal motion
  • sinusoidal alternating current
  • sinusoidal grooves

sinusoidally

play \ˌsīn-yə-ˈsȯi-dᵊl-ē, ˌsī-nə-\ adverb

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First Known Use of sinusoidal

1878


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