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circular function

n
(Mathematics) another name for trigonometric function1
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trig′onomet′ric func′tion


n.
a function of an angle, as the sine or cosine, expressed as the ratio of the sides of a right triangle.
Also called circular function.
[1905–10]
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Noun1.circular function - function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the anglecircular function - function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle
function, mapping, mathematical function, single-valued function, map - (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
sine, sin - ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle
arc sine, arcsin, arcsine, inverse sine - the inverse function of the sine; the angle that has a sine equal to a given number
cos, cosine - ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle
arc cosine, arccos, arccosine, inverse cosine - the inverse function of the cosine; the angle that has a cosine equal to a given number
tangent, tan - ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
arc tangent, arctan, arctangent, inverse tangent - the inverse function of the tangent; the angle that has a tangent equal to a given number
cotan, cotangent - ratio of the adjacent to the opposite side of a right-angled triangle
arc cotangent, arccotangent, inverse cotangent - the inverse function of the cotangent; the angle that has a cotangent equal to a given number
sec, secant - ratio of the hypotenuse to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
arc secant, arcsec, arcsecant, inverse secant - the inverse function of the secant; the angle that has a secant equal to a given number
cosec, cosecant - ratio of the hypotenuse to the opposite side of a right-angled triangle
arc cosecant, arccosecant, inverse cosecant - the angle that has a cosecant equal to a given number
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