sine curve


noun Mathematics.

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

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Origin of sine curve

First recorded in 1900–05
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  • Behind them the ship sent up an oily plume and the sine-curve wail of the radioactivity warning could be faintly heard.

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British Dictionary definitions for sine curve

sine curve

noun

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