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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sig-moid]
    • /ˈsɪg mɔɪd/
    • /sˈɪɡmɔɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sig-moid]
    • /ˈsɪg mɔɪd/

Definitions of sigmoid word

  • adjective sigmoid shaped like the letter C. 1
  • adjective sigmoid shaped like the letter S. 1
  • adjective sigmoid of, relating to, or situated near the sigmoid flexure of the large intestine. 1
  • adjective sigmoid shaped like the letter S 0
  • adjective sigmoid of or relating to the sigmoid colon of the large intestine 0
  • adjective sigmoid having a double curve like the letter S 0

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Origin of sigmoid

First appearance:

before 1660
One of the 46% oldest English words
First recorded in 1660-70, sigmoid is from the Greek word sigmoeidḗs shaped like a sigma. See sigma, -oid

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Parts of speech for Sigmoid


sigmoid popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for sigmoid

adj sigmoid

  • curved — A curved object has the shape of a curve or has a smoothly bending surface.
  • declinate — (esp of plant parts) descending from the horizontal in a curve; drooping
  • humped — having a hump.
  • incurvate — curved, especially inward.

adjective sigmoid

  • compass — A compass is an instrument that you use for finding directions. It has a dial and a magnetic needle that always points to the north.
  • incurved — Turned inwards.
  • wreathed — a circular band of flowers, foliage, or any ornamental work, for adorning the head or for any decorative purpose; a garland or chaplet.

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