sine curve

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noun Mathematics.

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

Nearby words

  1. sindbis virus,
  2. sindhi,
  3. sindon,
  4. sindonology,
  5. sine,
  6. sine die,
  7. sine prole,
  8. sine qua non,
  9. sine wave,
  10. sinecure

Origin of sine curve

First recorded in 1900–05

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Examples from the Web for sine curve

  • 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

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