Definitions for ogiveˈoʊ dʒaɪv, oʊˈdʒaɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•giveˈoʊ dʒaɪv, oʊˈdʒaɪv(n.)

  1. a pointed arch. a diagonal rib of a vault.

    Category: Architecture

  2. the distribution curve of a statistical frequency distribution.

    Category: Statistics

Origin of ogive:

1605–15; < F, MF ogive, augive < Sp aljibe < SpAr al-jibb the well

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nose cone, ogive(noun)

    front consisting of the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload from heat during its passage through the atmosphere


  1. ogive(Noun)

    The curve of a cumulative distribution function.

  2. ogive(Noun)

    A Gothic pointed arch, or a rib of a Gothic vault.

  3. ogive(Noun)

    The pointed, curved nose of a bullet, missile, or rocket.

  4. ogive(Noun)

    A three-dimensional wave-bulge, characteristic of glaciers that have experienced extreme underlying topographic change.

  5. Origin: From augive/ogive. Several origins have been speculated for the Middle French, including Spanish aljibe, Arabic ال جب, and Latin obviata.


  1. Ogive

    An ogive is the roundly tapered end of a two-dimensional or three-dimensional object.

Translations for ogive

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the explosive section of a missile, torpedo etc

nuclear warheads.

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