Napier's circular parts

plural noun

: five parts of a right spherical triangle including the two legs and the complements of their opposite angles and of the hypotenuse

Word History

Etymology

after John Napier

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“Napier's circular parts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Napier%27s%20circular%20parts. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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