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1. Statistics
a. A distribution curve in which the frequencies are cumulative.
b. A frequency distribution.
2. Architecture
a. A diagonal rib of a Gothic vault.
b. A pointed arch.

[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.]

o·gi′val adj.


(ˈəʊdʒaɪv; əʊˈdʒaɪv)
1. (Architecture) a diagonal rib or groin of a Gothic vault
2. (Architecture) another name for lancet arch
3. (Statistics) statistics a graph the ordinates of which represent cumulative frequencies of the values indicated by the corresponding abscissas
4. (Astronautics) the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload during its passage through the atmosphere
[C17: from Old French, of uncertain origin]
oˈgival adj


(ˈoʊ dʒaɪv, oʊˈdʒaɪv)

a. a pointed arch.
b. a diagonal rib of a vault.
2. the distribution curve of a statistical frequency distribution.
[1605–15; < French, Middle French ogive, augive < Sp aljibe < Spanish Arabic al-jibb the well]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ogive - front consisting of the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload from heat during its passage through the atmosphere
front - the side that is seen or that goes first
heat shield - a protective covering that protects a spacecraft from overheating on reentry


[ˈəʊdʒaɪv] Nojiva f
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Hence we accept it and we adopt it, like all the rest of the world, to characterize the architecture of the second half of the Middle Ages, where the ogive is the principle which succeeds the architecture of the first period, of which the semi-circle is the father.
Above our heads is a double ogive vault, panelled with wood carving, painted azure, and sown with golden fleurs-de-lis; beneath our feet a pavement of black and white marble, alternating.
Signalant, par ailleurs, que Moscou dispose, desormais, d'un nouveau missile intercontinental a capacite nucleaire, de petites ogives nucleaires qui peuvent equiper des missiles de croisiere, de drones nucleaires sous-marins et d'un missile supersonique, le chef de l'Etat Russe a tenu a signaler aux puissances occidentales et en particulier Washington que toute attaque nucleaire contre un de ses allies sera considere comme etant une attaque contre la Russie et entrainera, a ce titre, une riposte immediate quand bien meme la doctrine nucleaire russe qui reste purement defensive oblige Moscou a ne jamais degainer la premiere.
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Washington a annonce avoir reporte un essai de Minuteman 3, missile balistique intercontinental a ogives nucleaires, qui devait etre tire la semaine prochaine depuis la base aerienne de Vandenberg en Californie.
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