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Definition of the noun cosecant

What does cosecant mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cosecants

  1. ratio of the hypotenuse to the opposite side of a right-angled triangle
    • example: The graph of the cosecant function has vertical asymptotes.
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • synonym of cosecant: cosec
    • more generic terms: circular function / trigonometric function = function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle

Alternative definition of the noun cosecant

noun

  1. [trigonometry] In a right triangle, the reciprocal of the sine of an angle. Symbols: cosec, csc

Phrases with cosecant

  1. arc cosecant
  2. inverse cosecant

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Google previewThe mechanic's guide (1875)

A Cosecant is the secant of the complement of an arc, or the line running from the centre of the circle to the extremity of the cotangent of the arc. A Sine of an A re is a line running from one extremity of an arc perpendicular to a diameter passing ...

Google previewMathematical Techniques in GIS, Second Edition (2014)

by Peter Dale

divided by sine is called cosecant or cosec; 1 divided by cosine is the secant or sec; and 1 divided by tangent = cotangent or cot. Hypotenuse Side Opposite Side Adjacent A A B B ́ B ̋ 81 Chapter 5: Plane and Spherical Trigonometry.

Google previewEngineer's and Mechanics' Pocket-book (1882)

Containing Weights and Measures; Rules of Arithmetic; Weights of Materials; Latitude and Longitude; Cables and Anchors; Specific Gravities; Squares, Cubes, and Roots, Etc.; Mensuration of Surfaces and Solids; Trigonometry; Mechanics; Friction; Aerostatics; Hydraulics and Hydrodynamics; Dynamics; Gravitation; Animal Strength; Wind-mills; Strength of Materials; Limes, Mortars, Cements, Etc.; Wheels; Heat; Water; Gunnery; Sewers; Combustion; Steam and the Steam-engine; Construction of Vessels; Miscellaneous Illustrations; Dimensions of Steamers, Mills, Etc.; Orthography of Technical Words and Terms, Etc., Etc., Etc by Charles Haynes Haswell

A Cosecant is the secant of the complement of an arc, or the line running from the centre of the circle to the extremity of the cotangent of the arc. A Sine of an arc is a line running from one extremity of an arc perpendicular to a diameter passing ...

Google previewUniversal Engineer (1909)

A cosecant is the secant of the complement of an arc,' or the line running from the center of the circle to the extremity of the cotangent of the arc. A sine of an arc is a line running from one extremity of an are perpendicular to a diameter passing ...

Google previewGately's Universal Educator (1883)

An Educational Cyclopaedia and Business Guide by Charles E. Beale, M. R. Gately

A cosecant is a secant of the complement of an arc (a d). A sine is a straight line let fall from the extremity of an arc, perpendicularly to a radius drawn to the other extremity (D C). ij A cosine is that part of the radius between the centre and the ...

Google previewThe Computist's Manual of Facts (1853)

And Merchant's and Mechanic's Calculator and Guide; Or, A Complete Library of Numerical, Arithmetical and Mathematical Facts, Tables, Data, Formulas and Practical Rules, for the General Business Man, Merchant, Mechanic and Accountant by Ezra S. Winslow

A Cosecant is the secant of the complement of an arc, as O b. A Sine of an arc is a line drawn from one end of the arc perpendicular to ...

Google previewMensuration and Practical Geometry (1866)

Containing Tables of Weights and Measures, Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, Mensuration of Areas, Lines, Surfaces, and Solids; Appended, a Treatise on the Carpenter's Slide-rule, and Gauging by Charles Haynes Haswell

A Cosecant is the secant of the complement of an arc. A Sine of an arc is a line running from one extremity of an arc perpendicular to a diameter passing through the other extremity, and the sine of an angle is the sine of the arc that measures ...

Google previewIntroduction to Mathematical Techniques used in GIS (2004)

by Peter Dale

divided by sine is called cosecant or cosec; 1 divided by cosine is the secant or sec; and 1 divided by tangent = cotangent or cot (Box 5.2). By convention, just as x*x = x2, so sin A*sin A = (sin A)2 and is written as sin2 A. Likewise, cos A*cos ...

Google previewPlane and Spherical Trigonometry (1918)

by Leonard Magruder Passano

Since the cosecant is the reciprocal of the sine we may Fiq.

Google previewPlane Trigonometry (1909)

by Levi Leonard Conant

The cosecant is a fraction whose numerator and denominator are both positive; therefore the cosecant of an angle in the second quadrant is positive. Third Quadrant. Let the revolving line occupy any position in the third quadrant. In this case ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Architecture (1876)

Historical, Theoretical & Practical by Joseph Gwilt

BF ; BC::CD 2 CL, by which we find that the cosecant is a third proportional to the sine and radius. Observation 1. There are ...

Google previewThe Computist's Manual of Facts, and Merchant's and Mechanic's Calculator and Guide (1855)

by Ezra S. Winslow

A Cosecant is the secant of ...

Google previewMAT Strategies, Practice & Review (2016)

by Kaplan

cosecant, b. cosine, c. secant, d. tangent):: TANGENT: COTANGENT (a) A cosecant is the reciprocal of the sine, and the cotangent is the reciprocal of the tangent.

Google previewElements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry (1816)

With Their Applications to Heights and Distances Projections of the Sphere, Dialling, Astronomy, the Solution of Equations, and Geodesic Operations by Olinthus Gregory

And, BB : Bc::cE : CM; that is, the cosecant is a third proportional to the sine and radius. - (H). Thus, employing the usual abbreviations, we should have 1. cos = v(rado – sin"). 2. tan = x/(seco-rad').

Google previewExcel 2013 In Depth (2013)

by Bill Jelen

Starting in Excel 2013, Microsoft offers the CSC function to calculate cosecant. The cosecant is the reciprocal of sine, or Hypotenuse / Opposite.

Google previewThe teacher's assistant in the "Course of mathematics adapted to the method of instruction in the American colleges (1836)

by Jeremiah Day

Also the cosecant is the secant of the complement of the angle. The sine of 90°, the chord of 60° and the tangent of 45°, are, in any circle, each equal to the radius, and therefore equal to each other. The chord of any arch is a mean proportional ...

Google previewA Million of Facts of Correct Data, and Elementary Constants, in the Entire Circle of the Sciences (1840)

The cosecant is a third proportional to the sine and radius. Taking the radius as 10,000 parts : — fractionally, thus ...

Google previewEngineers' and Mechanics' Pocket-book ... (1853)

by Charles Haynes Haswell

A Cosecant is the secant of the complement of an arc. A Sine of an arc is a line running from one extremity of an arc perpendicular to a diameter passing through the other extremity, and the sine of an angle is the sine of the arc that measures ...

Google previewMorrison's Practical Engineer and Mechanics' Guide (1895)

by William A. Morrison

A Cosecant is the secant of the complement of an arc, as 0 6. A Sine of an arc is a line drawn from one end of the arc perpendicular to a radius drawn through the other end. as a e, and is always equal to half the chord of double the arc ; and ...

Google previewThe Sentinel and Star in the West (1835)

by J. Kidwell, J. C. Waldo, Samuel Tizzard

The cosecant is the secant of the complement of an angle; but as a line, in the second octant, it includes the secant of which it is complement. 10. Radius, in the second relation, is a right line, described, as before, from the angular point, but ...

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Cosecant Meaning

Video shows what cosecant means. In a right triangle, the reciprocal of the sine of an angle. Symbols: cosec, csc. Cosecant Meaning. How to pronounce ...

Scrabble value of C3O1S1E1C3A1N1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of COSECANT

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  • COENACTS

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