
Definition of Cosecant
1. Noun. Ratio of the hypotenuse to the opposite side of a rightangled triangle.
Definition of Cosecant
1. n. The secant of the complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of Functions.
Definition of Cosecant
1. Noun. (trigonometry) In a right triangle, the reciprocal of the sine of an angle. Symbols: cosec, csc ¹
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Definition of Cosecant
1. a trigonometric function of an angle [n S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cosecant
Literary usage of Cosecant
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Shop Mathematics by Earle Bertram Norris, Kenneth Gardner Smith, Ralph Thurman Craigo (1913)
"The chief use of the cosecant is in avoiding the necessity of dividing by the sine.
The abbreviation for the cosecant is esc. esc of an angle = — jr, ..."
2. Mechanics' and Engineers' Pocketbook of Tables, Rules, and Formulas by Charles Haynes Haswell (1920)
"cosecant is secant of complement of an arc, or line running from centre of circle to
... cosecant of arc; written Cosec. т С, Cove'rsal sine of arc, or, ..."
3. Elements of Trigonometry, Plane and Spherical: With Its Application to by Charles William Hackley (1853)
"The cosine, cotangent, and cosecant, are the sine, tangent, and secant of the
complement. Thus the cosine of 50° is the sine of 40°; the cotangent of 30° is ..."
4. Elements of Trigonometry, Plane and Spherical: Adapted to the Present State by Charles William Hackley (1838)
"When the secant has its least value which is R, the cosecant ... The cotangent
and cosecant have their greatest values together and their least values ..."
5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1880)
"... cotangent and cosecant are the limiting forms. By JWL GLAISHER, MA, ' FR8.
The expansions in question are:— 1 1 1 *(!». i3) (2s x>) . ..."
6. Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: And Fourplace Tables of Logarithms by William Anthony Granville (1909)
"General value for all angles having the same sine or the same cosecant. Let x be
the least positive angle whose sine has the given value a, and consider ..."
7. An Elementary Treatise on Plane Trigonometry: With Its Applications to by Benjamin Peirce (1835)
"B = , a sec. .4 = cosec. B = , b cosec. A =: sec. B = . a 10. Corollary.
By inspecting the preceding equations (), we perceive that the sine and cosecant ..."