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Definition of "ogive" [o•give]

  • Statistics A distribution curve in which the frequencies are cumulative. (noun)
  • Statistics A frequency distribution. (noun)
  • Architecture A diagonal rib of a Gothic vault. (noun)
  • Architecture A pointed arch. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ogive" in a sentence
  • "I personally thought it should have been the concept chosen over Lockheed's double-ogive concept which was trouble just waiting to happen."
  • "Also, I failed to mention that I have tweaked my C.O.A.L. a bit, putting the ogive of my Sierra's closer to the rifling."
  • "Also, Most of the air flow across the rifling grooves is inconsequential since most of the bearing surface is in the boundary layer created behind the ogive."