Definition of trigonometry
: the study of the properties of triangles and trigonometric functions and of their applications
Recent Examples of trigonometry from the Web
With two years left on his contract, Hornacek ought to look ahead and leave trigonometry in the past.
Choosing the right school, however, can be as tricky as trigonometry.
Spools of fishing wire are pulling and tugging at the board itself from the engines, which make their moves based on trigonometry gained from data from the infrared cameras.
New England owner Robert Kraft cryptically referenced the ban in accepting the AFC title trophy two weeks ago, making interesting a postgame presentation generally as tedious as trigonometry.
The drudgery of reviewing a year’s worth of earth sciences and trigonometry notes.
The findings seem self-evident to anyone — i.e., a certain science journalist — who’s ever crammed for days just to scratch out a C-minus in trigonometry, but contradict the conclusions of Great Britain’s national testing agency.
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Origin and Etymology of trigonometry
New Latin trigonometria, from Greek trigōnon + -metria -metry
First Known Use: 1614See Words from the same year
TRIGONOMETRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trigonometry for English Language Learners
: a branch of mathematics that deals with relationships between the sides and angles of triangles
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