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English

A Gothic facade with ogival arches.

Etymology

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.

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ogive

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  1. (statistics) The curve of a cumulative distribution function.
  2. (architecture) A Gothic pointed arch, or a rib of a Gothic vault.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The pointed, curved nose of a bullet, missile, or rocket.
  4. (geology) Three-dimensional wave-bulges characteristic of glaciers that have experienced extreme underlying topographic change.

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