trig·​o·​no·​met·​ric | \ ˌtri-gə-nə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce trigonometric (audio) \
variants: or less commonly trigonometrical \ ˌtri-​gə-​nə-​ˈme-​tri-​kəl How to pronounce trigonometrical (audio) \

Definition of trigonometric

: of, relating to, or being in accordance with trigonometry

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Other Words from trigonometric

trigonometrically \ ˌtri-​gə-​nə-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce trigonometrically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of trigonometric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now researchers from the University of New South Wales are calling it one of the oldest and possibly most accurate trigonometric tables of the ancient world. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "Ancient Tablet May Show Earliest Use of This Advanced Math," 25 Aug. 2017 The ancient trigonometric method of triangulation to measure a mountain's height (where the angles in a triangle formed by three survey control points) will not be used. Sugam Pokharel, CNN, "How to measure a mountain: Everest height called into question," 21 June 2017 A British geographer making a trigonometric survey gave the mountain its name, a clipped abstraction capturing its indifference to life and time. Michael Powell, New York Times, "Scaling the World’s Most Lethal Mountain, in the Dead of Winter," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of trigonometric

1687, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trigonometric was in 1687

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Cite this Entry

“Trigonometric.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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