direction cosine


direction cosine

noun

Definition of DIRECTION COSINE

:  any of the cosines of the three angles between a directed line in space and the positive direction of the axes of a rectangular Cartesian coordinate system —usually used in plural

First Known Use of DIRECTION COSINE

circa 1889

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