curve of sines
Sinusoid Si"nus*oid, n. [Sinus + -oid.] (Geom.) The curve whose ordinates are proportional to the sines of the abscissas, the equation of the curve being y = a sin x. It is also called the {curve of sines}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Curve of sines — Sine Sine, n. [LL. sinus a sine, L. sinus bosom, used in translating the Ar. jaib, properly, bosom, but probably read by mistake (the consonants being the same) for an original j[=i]ba sine, from Skr. j[=i]va bowstring, chord of an arc, sine.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curve of areas — a curve that is composed in its foward half of a curve of versed sines and in its after half of a trochoid and is used in distributing the displacement in the design of a ship …   Useful english dictionary

  • Artificial sines — Sine Sine, n. [LL. sinus a sine, L. sinus bosom, used in translating the Ar. jaib, properly, bosom, but probably read by mistake (the consonants being the same) for an original j[=i]ba sine, from Skr. j[=i]va bowstring, chord of an arc, sine.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Natural sines — Sine Sine, n. [LL. sinus a sine, L. sinus bosom, used in translating the Ar. jaib, properly, bosom, but probably read by mistake (the consonants being the same) for an original j[=i]ba sine, from Skr. j[=i]va bowstring, chord of an arc, sine.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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