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The branch of mathematics that deals with the relationships between the sides and the angles of triangles and the calculations based on them, particularly the trigonometric functions.
[New Latin trigōnometria : Greek trigōnon, triangle; see trigon + Greek -metriā, -metry.]
trig′o·no·met′ric (-nə-mĕt′rĭk), trig′o·no·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
(Mathematics) the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties of trigonometric functions and their application to the determination of the angles and sides of triangles. Used in surveying, navigation, etc. Abbreviation: trig
[C17: from New Latin trigōnometria from Greek trigōnon triangle]
trigonometric, ˌtrigonoˈmetrical adj
trig•o•nom•e•try(ˌtrɪg əˈnɒm ɪ tri)
the branch of mathematics that deals with the relations between the sides and angles of plane or spherical triangles, and the calculations based on them.
trig`o•no•met′ric (-nəˈmɛ trɪk) trig`o•no•met′ri•cal, adj.
The study of the properties and uses of trigonometric functions.
the branch of mathematics that treats the measurement of and relationships between the sides and angles of plane triangles and the solid figures derived from them. — trigonometric, trigonometrical, adj.See also: Mathematics
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|Noun||1.||trigonometry - the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions|
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
pure mathematics - the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness
spherical trigonometry - (mathematics) the trigonometry of spherical triangles
triangulation - a trigonometric method of determining the position of a fixed point from the angles to it from two fixed points a known distance apart; useful in navigation
trigonometry[ˌtrɪgəˈnɒmɪtrɪ] N → trigonometría f
trigonometry[ˌtrɪgəˈnɒmətri] n → trigonométrie f
n → Trigonometrie f