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1. secant

noun. ratio of the hypotenuse to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle.

Synonyms

  • trigonometric function
  • sec

Antonyms

  • gooseneck
  • closed curve
  • extrados

Etymology

  • secans (Latin)

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2. secant

noun. a straight line that intersects a curve at two or more points.

Antonyms

  • quadric

Etymology

  • secans (Latin)

Example sentences of the word secant


1. Noun, singular or mass
Understand that to calculate secant you need only find the cosine of an angle and the relationship that exists between them.

2. Adjective
Pick a different pair of points on your curve and you can determine a new secant line.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Cosecant is the reciprocal identity of sine, secant that of cosine and cotangent that of tangent.

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