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O*gee" (?), n. [F. ogive, augive, LL. augiva, of uncertain origin; cf.LL. ogis a support, prop. L. augere to increase, strengthen, Sp. auge highest point of power or fortune, apogee, Ar. auj, an astronomical term.]

1. Arch.

A molding, the section of which is the form of the letter S, with the convex part above; cyma reversa. See Illust. under Cyma.


Hence, any similar figure used for any purpose.

Ogee arch Arch., a pointed arch, each of the sides of which has the curve of an ogee, that is, has a reversed curve near the apex.


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