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ogee arch

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  1. ogee arch, keel archnoun

    a pointed arch having an S-shape on both sides


  1. ogee arch

    An ogee ( ) is the name given to objects, elements, and curves—often seen in architecture and building trades—that have been variously described as serpentine-, extended S-,: 218  or sigmoid-shaped. Ogees consist of a "double curve", the combination of two semicircular curves or arcs that, as a result of a point of inflection from concave to convex or vice versa,: 218  have ends of the overall curve that point in opposite directions (and have tangents that are approximately parallel). First seen in textiles in the 12th century, the use of ogee elements—in particular, in the design of arches—has been said to characterise various Gothic and Gothic Revival architectural styles.: 218  The shape has many such uses in architecture from those periods to the present day, including in the ogee arch in these architectural styles,: 218  where two ogees oriented as mirror images compose the sides of the arch, and in decorative molding designs, where single ogees are common profiles (see opening image). The term is also used in marine construction. The word was sometimes abbreviated as o-g as early as the 18th century,: 218  and in millwork trades associated with building construction, ogee is still sometimes written similarly (e.g., as O.G.).


  1. ogee arch

    An ogee arch is a specific type of arch often seen in architecture, characterized by its S-shaped curve that consists of two symmetrical curves bending in opposite directions. Starting with a concave arc that curves upward, it transitions halfway into a convex arc that curves downward, creating a point at the apex of the arch. This elegant and complex design is commonly found in Gothic and Moorish architecture.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ogee arch in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ogee arch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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