arc cotangent

noun

: the inverse function to the cotangent
if y is the cotangent of θ, then θ is the arc cotangent of y

called also inverse cotangent

abbreviation arccot

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arc cotangent was circa 1889

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“Arc cotangent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arc%20cotangent. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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