from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The reciprocal of the sine of an angle in a right triangle.
- n. The secant of the complement of a directed angle or arc.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. In a right triangle, the reciprocal of the sine of an angle. Symbols: cosec, csc
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The secant of the complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of functions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In trigonom., the secant of an angle or arc equal to the difference between a given angle or are (whose cosecant it is) and 90°; the secant of the complement of the given angle or arc. See complement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ratio of the hypotenuse to the opposite side of a right-angled triangle
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