cosecant

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noun co·se·cant \ (ˌ)kō-ˈsē-ˌkant , -kənt \

Definition of cosecant

1 :a trigonometric function that for an acute angle is the ratio between the hypotenuse of a right triangle of which the angle is considered part and the leg opposite the angle
2 :a trigonometric function csc θ that is the reciprocal of the sine for all real numbers θ for which the sine is not zero and that is exactly equal to the cosecant of an angle of measure θ in radians

Origin and Etymology of cosecant

New Latin cosecant-, cosecans, from co- + secant-, secans secant


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