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trigonometric function

noun

Definition of trigonometric function

  1. 1 :  a function (as the sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, or cosecant) of an arc or angle most simply expressed in terms of the ratios of pairs of sides of a right-angled triangle —called also circular function

  2. 2 :  the inverse (as the arcsine, arccosine, or arctangent) of a trigonometric function



1909

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1909


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