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sine

 (sīn)
n. Abbr. sin
1. The ordinate of 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.
2. In a right triangle, the ratio of the length of the side opposite an acute angle to the length of the hypotenuse.

[Medieval Latin sinus (mistranslation of Arabic jayb, sine, as if jayb, fold in a garment), from Latin, curve, fold.]
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sine

(saɪn)
(of an angle) n
(Mathematics)
a. a trigonometric function that in a right-angled triangle is the ratio of the length of the opposite side to that of the hypotenuse
b. a function that in a circle centred at the origin of a Cartesian coordinate system is the ratio of the ordinate of a point on the circumference to the radius of the circle
[C16: from Latin sinus a bend; in New Latin, sinus was mistaken as a translation of Arabic jiba sine (from Sanskrit jīva, literally: bowstring) because of confusion with Arabic jaib curve]

sine

(ˈsaɪnɪ)
prep
(Law) (esp in Latin phrases or legal terms) lacking; without
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sine

(saɪn)

n.
a fundamental trigonometric function that, in a right triangle, is expressed as the ratio of the length of the side opposite an acute angle to the length of the hypotenuse. Abbr.: sin
[1585–95; < New Latin, Latin sinus curve, fold, pocket, translation of Arabic jayb literally, pocket]
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sine

(sīn)
The ratio of the length of the side opposite an acute angle in a right triangle to the length of the hypotenuse.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sine - ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of 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
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Translations
sinus
sinus
sini
サイン正弦
sinus
正弦

sine

[saɪn] N (Math) → seno m
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sine

[ˈsaɪn] n (MATHEMATICS)sinus m
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sine

n (Math) → Sinus m
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sine

[saɪn] n (Math) → seno
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But that which is specially to be noted is, that those which (as Cicero says of Pompey) are sui amantes, sine rivali, are many times unfortunate.
One condition was imposed as a sine qua non upon every candidate for admission into the association, and that was the condition of having designed, or (more or less) perfected a cannon; or, in default of a cannon, at least a firearm of some description.
1334, which interdicts access to the cloister to "any woman whatever, old or young, mistress or maid." Upon which the bishop had been constrained to recite to him the ordinance of Legate Odo, which excepts certain great dames, aliquoe magnates mulieres, quoe sine scandalo vitari non possunt .
(if the classical phrase might be pardoned) a sine qua non.
Noel Vanstone (after submitting himself to the sine qua non, and destroying the letter) waited anxiously for results; while Mrs.
Your reading in the ancients is, sine dubio, of vast extent?"
Sine as ye brew, my maiden fair, Keep mind that ye maun drink the yill.
gelidas leto scrutata medullas, Pulmonis rigidi stantes sine vulnere fibras Invenit, et vocem defuncto in corpore qu rit.
Our word "sincere" is derived from sine cero , without wax, but the learned are not in agreement as to whether this refers to the absence of the cabalistic signs, or to that of the wax with which letters were formerly closed from public scrutiny.
Sines began her career in sales and general management at such companies as Warner-Lambert Co., Pfizer Inc., L'Oreal and Unilever and has extensive experience with top brands in the personal care, health and wellness, and beauty care categories.
The reason we ask is the Dikler was pleased to learn recently the charity Brighter Sines, which was set up in July last year to raise money for children's hospitals and hospices, was founded by none other than Maurice Sines along with his longtime business partner James Crickmore.