cosine


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

cosine

a mathematical term
Not to be confused with:
cosign – to sign a document jointly with another; to endorse, as for a mortgage: his father cosigned the loan on his new car
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree
click for a larger image
cosine
cos θ = b/c

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
cosinus
kosinus
kosini
コサイン余弦
cosinus

cosine

[ˈkəʊsaɪn] Ncoseno m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cosine

nKosinus m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

cosine

[ˈkəʊsaɪn] n (Math) → coseno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
"Now, gentlemen cosines, will you cease to throw parabolas and hyperbolas at each other's heads?
But Cosine board members and colleagues have continued to offer her support both emotionally and financially as she is cared for at Florence Nightingale Hospice.
From this stage, it is then broken back to find out the frequency of a word in the document by calculating the weight of each word using the text mining method tf- idf and cosine similarity.
Research gap MADM strategy using sine, cosine and cotangent similarity measures under interval rough neutrosophic environment.
Taking into account simple wavy geometry (cosine or squared cosine) the contact problems with more complicated boundary conditions were studied: sliding problem with friction [15,16], with a fluid lubricant [17], with a partial slip [11,18], with adhesion and sliding friction [19 ], for viscoelastic material [20], for Winkler model of viscoelastic material and adhesion [21], for elastic layer with presence of friction and wear [22], and dynamic problem for anisotropic half-plane [23].
Highly Accurate but Ambiguous Estimation of Directional Cosine. Assuming that [d.sub.x] = [d.sub.y] = d = [lambda]/2,[d.sub.z] = Kd, where K is a positive integer and K > 1.
Property 1 (the left-sided Riemann-Liouville fractional derivatives of the sine and cosine functions).
For example, Zhou and Wahab [14] use transmissibility incorporated with cosine similarity measure to investigate the structural damage detection.
In the basic sine-cosine algorithm, the simple variation of sine and cosine function values is used to achieve the optimization search.
Key words: cosine operator function, Blackman-type approximation processes, Rogosinski-type approximation processes, modulus of continuity, Fourier series of symmetric functions with respect to [pi].
The wavelet transform of the image can be obtained without dividing the image in to different block and it gives better performance as compared to the Discrete Cosine Transform.