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sinusoidal

[ sahy-nuh-soid-l ]
/ ˌsaɪ nəˈsɔɪd l /
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adjective

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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Origin of sinusoidal

First recorded in 1875–80; sinusoid + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM sinusoidal

si·nus·oi·dal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sinusoidal

sinusoidal
/ (ˌsaɪnəˈsɔɪdəl) /

adjective

maths of or relating to a sine curve
physics having a magnitude that varies as a sine curve

Derived forms of sinusoidal

sinusoidally, adverb
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