adjective. ['ˌɪnˈvɝːs'] reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect.
noun. ['ˌɪnˈvɝːs'] something inverted in sequence or character or effect.
- multiplicative inverse
adjective. ['ˌɪnˈvɝːs'] opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity.
noun. ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle.
- trigonometric function
Example sentences of the word inverse-cosine
1. Noun Phrase
Enter this number into your calculator and press the inverse cosine (also known as arccos) function on your calculator to display the value of the angle.
2. Noun Phrase
Evaluate the inverse cosine of the ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse with a scientific calculator.
3. Noun Phrase
For example, if the adjacent side is 1 and the hypotenuse is 2, you will calculate the inverse cosine of 1/2.
4. Noun Phrase
Calculating the angle requires that you use either the inverse sine, inverse cosine or inverse tangent function on a calculator.