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co·sine

 (kō′sīn′)
n. Abbr. cos
1. In a right triangle, the ratio of the length of the side adjacent to an acute angle to the length of the hypotenuse.
2. The abscissa at the endpoint of an arc of a unit circle centered at the origin of a Cartesian coordinate system, the arc being of length x and measured counterclockwise from the point (1, 0) if x is positive or clockwise if x is negative.

cosine

(ˈkəʊˌsaɪn)
(of an angle) n
(Mathematics) a trigonometric function that in a right-angled triangle is the ratio of the length of the adjacent side to that of the hypotenuse; the sine of the complement. Abbreviation: cos
[C17: from New Latin cosinus; see co-, sine1]

co•sine

(ˈkoʊ saɪn)

n.
a. (in a right triangle) the ratio of the side adjacent to a given angle to the hypotenuse.
b. the sine of the complement of a given angle or arc. Abbr.: cos
[1625–35; < New Latin cosinus. See co-, sine]

co·sine

(kō′sīn′)
The ratio of the length of the side adjacent to an acute angle of a right triangle to the length of the hypotenuse.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cosine - ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle
circular 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
cosinus
kosinus
kosini
コサイン余弦
cosinus

cosine

[ˈkəʊsaɪn] Ncoseno m

cosine

nKosinus m

cosine

[ˈkəʊsaɪn] n (Math) → coseno
References in classic literature ?
Now, gentlemen cosines, will you cease to throw parabolas and hyperbolas at each other's heads?
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The relationship between the Law of Cosines and the dot product is, of course, a known mathematical result.
At the higher end, the range of LSA cosines ran from strong impact (.