cosine

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Cosine function

Noun

cosine (plural cosines)

1. (trigonometry) In a right triangle, the ratio of the length of the side adjacent to an acute angle to the length of the hypotenuse. Symbol: cos

Usage notes

In various branches of mathematics, the cosine of an angle is determined in various ways, including the following:

Italian

Noun

cosine f

1. plural form of cosina

Old French

Noun

cosine f (oblique plural cosines, nominative singular cosine, nominative plural cosines)

1. (female) cousin