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sine curve

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noun Mathematics.
  1. a curve described by the equation y = sin x, the ordinate being equal to the sine of the abscissa.

Origin of sine curve

First recorded in 1900–05
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Historical Examples

  • Behind them the ship sent up an oily plume and the sine-curve wail of the radioactivity warning could be faintly heard.

    The Syndic

    C.M. Kornbluth


British Dictionary definitions for sine curve

sine curve

noun
  1. a curve of the equation y = sin xAlso called: sinusoid
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