American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Statistics A distribution curve in which the frequencies are cumulative.
- n. Statistics A frequency distribution.
- n. Architecture A diagonal rib of a Gothic vault.
- n. Architecture A pointed arch.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture: A pointed arch; also, the diagonal rib of a vault of the type normal in the French architecture of the thirteenth century. See arc ogive, under arc.
- n. A window of the Pointed style.
- n. statistics The curve of a cumulative distribution function.
- n. architecture A Gothic pointed arch, or a rib of a Gothic vault.
- n. ballistics The pointed, curved nose of a bullet, missile, or rocket.
- n. geology A three-dimensional wave-bulge, characteristic of glaciers that have experienced extreme underlying topographic change.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) The arch or rib which crosses a Gothic vault diagonally.
- n. front consisting of the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload from heat during its passage through the atmosphere
- From Middle French augive/ogive. Several origins have been speculated for the Middle French, including Spanish aljibe, Arabic ال (al, "the") جب (jubb, "jug"), and Latin obviāta. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English ogif and French ogive, diagonal rib of a vault, both from Old French augive, probably from Vulgar Latin *obviātīva, from Late Latin obviāta, feminine past participle of obviāre, to resist; see obviate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“One with secant ogive and minimal meplat is best at extreme distances such as 1000 yards.”
“The char patterns just aft of the nose cone on the fwd LO2 tank ogive are caused by aero-heating.”
“Free bore is just that, it is the area ahead of the bullet ogive in a rifle barrel to which there is no rifling, once the cartridge is fired the bullet travels freely in the barrel until the bullets ogive contacts the rifling, hence free bore.”
“All E.T. structures had posive margins during ascent, without foam, except for an area on the oxygen tank ogive.”
“I was woolgathering industriously in my study: not the bleak corner of a windowless basement room, fenced off by cheap shelving, where I do most of my actual work, but the Platonic study in my mind, with the cherry-panelled walls and tall ogive windows, wingback chairs before the roaring fireplace, and fine old books in rank upon rank clear up to the fifteen-foot ceiling.”
“The InterBond's lead core is bonded to a thick, tough jacket that bulges inward about where the ogive (see sidebar, right, for this and other terms) begins.”
“Classic ogive, and if they know what they're doing followed up by further waves and products.”
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