secant
Pronunciation
  • enPR: sē'kənt, IPA: /ˈsiːkənt/
Noun

secant (plural secants)

  1. (geometry) A straight line that intersects a curve at two or more points.
  2. (trigonometry) In a right triangle, the reciprocal of the cosine of an angle. Symbol: sec
Related terms Translations
  • German: Sekante
  • Portuguese: secante
  • Russian: секу́щая
  • Spanish: secante
Translations
  • Portuguese: secante
  • Russian: се́канс
  • Spanish: secante
Adjective

secant (not comparable)

  1. That cuts or divides.



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