# 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

## Words nearby sine curve

sindbis virus, sindhi, sindon, sindonology, sine, sine curve, sine die, sine prole, sine qua non, sine wave, sinecure

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## Example sentences 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.

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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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