[ sahy-nuh-soid-l ]
/ ˌsaɪ nəˈsɔɪd l /
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Mathematics. of or relating to a sinusoid.
having a magnitude that varies as the sine of an independent variable: a sinusoidal current.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM sinusoidalsi·nus·oi·dal·ly, adverb
Words nearby sinusoidal
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British Dictionary definitions for sinusoidal
/ (ˌsaɪnəˈsɔɪdəl) /
maths of or relating to a sine curve
physics having a magnitude that varies as a sine curve
Derived forms of sinusoidalsinusoidally, adverb
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