arctangent

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noun arc·tan·gent \ (ˌ)ärk-ˈtan-jənt \

Definition of arctangent

:the inverse function of the tangent
  • if y is the tangent of θ, then θ is the arctangent of y
abbreviation arctan

First Known Use of arctangent

1886


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