sinusoid

[ sahy-nuh-soid ]

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

Origin of sinusoid

1
First recorded in 1815–25; sinus + -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for sinusoid

sinusoid

/ (ˈsaɪnəˌsɔɪd) /


noun
  1. any of the irregular terminal blood vessels that replace capillaries in certain organs, such as the liver, heart, spleen, and pancreas

  2. another name for sine curve

adjective
  1. resembling a sinus

Origin of sinusoid

1
C19: from French sinusoïde. See sinus, -oid

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