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ogive. Diagonal rib of a Gothic vault, or any arch made up of two arcs meeting at a point. Ogival architecture is therefore Pointed or Gothic architecture.

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ogive Banded pattern on the surface of a glacier. Normally it is convex down-glacier due to relatively high velocities at the centre. The banding effect may be due to alternating bands of white ice (containing many air bubbles) and dark ice (few air bubbles), or to variations in longitudinal pressure.

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ogive A banded pattern on the surface of a glacier, normally convex down-glacier due to relatively high velocities at the centre. The banding effect may be due to alternating bands of white ice (containing many air bubbles) and dark ice (few air bubbles), or to variations in longitudinal pressure.

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ogive a pointed or Gothic arch; the term is recorded from late Middle English, and comes from French, of unknown origin (see also ogee).

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ogive (archit.) diagonal rib of a vault. XVII. — F. ogive, earlier augive, orgive, of unkn. orig.
So ogival XIX.