# cosecant

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cosecant
csc θ = c/a

## co·se·cant

(kō-sē′kănt′, -kənt)
n. Abbr. csc
1. The reciprocal of the sine of an angle in a right triangle.
2. The secant of the complement of a directed angle or arc.

## cosecant

(kəʊˈsiːkənt)
n
(Mathematics) (of an angle) a trigonometric function that in a right-angled triangle is the ratio of the length of the hypotenuse to that of the opposite side; the reciprocal of sine. Abbreviation: cosec

## co•se•cant

(koʊˈsi kənt, -kænt)

n.
1. (in a right triangle) the ratio of the hypotenuse to the side opposite a given angle.
2. the secant of the complement, or the reciprocal of the sine, of a given angle or arc. Abbr.: csc
[1700–10; < New Latin cosecant-, s. of cosecāns. See co-, secant]

## co·se·cant

(kō-sē′kănt′)
The ratio of the length of the hypotenuse in a right triangle to the length of the side opposite an acute angle; the inverse of the sine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 cosecant - ratio of the hypotenuse to the opposite side of a right-angled trianglecoseccircular function, trigonometric function - function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle
Translations
Kosekans
kosekantti
コセカント

nKosekans m

## cosecant

[kəʊˈsiːkənt] n (Math) →
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