noun. ratio of the hypotenuse to the opposite side of a right-angled triangle.
- trigonometric function
Example sentences of the word cosecant
1. Noun, singular or mass
Find the cosecant of the product for both triangles, this number will be the length of the dividing line that forms the hypotenuse.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Mathematicians give these reciprocals the names cosecant, secant and cotangent respectively.
The proofs for the Pythagorean identities using secant and cosecant are very similar to the one for sine and cosine.