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trig·o·nom·e·try

 (trĭg′ə-nŏm′ĭ-trē)
n.
The branch of mathematics that deals with the relationships between the sides and the angles of triangles and the calculations based on them, particularly the trigonometric functions.

[New Latin trigōnometria : Greek trigōnon, triangle; see trigon + Greek -metriā, -metry.]

trig′o·no·met′ric (-nə-mĕt′rĭk), trig′o·no·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
trig′o·no·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
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trigonometry

(ˌtrɪɡəˈnɒmɪtrɪ)
n
(Mathematics) the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties of trigonometric functions and their application to the determination of the angles and sides of triangles. Used in surveying, navigation, etc. Abbreviation: trig
[C17: from New Latin trigōnometria from Greek trigōnon triangle]
trigonometric, ˌtrigonoˈmetrical adj
ˌtrigonoˈmetrically adv
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trig•o•nom•e•try

(ˌtrɪg əˈnɒm ɪ tri)

n.
the branch of mathematics that deals with the relations between the sides and angles of plane or spherical triangles, and the calculations based on them.
[1605–15; < New Latin trigōnometria; see trigon, -o-, -metry]
trig`o•no•met′ric (-nəˈmɛ trɪk) trig`o•no•met′ri•cal, adj.
trig`o•no•met′ri•cal•ly, adv.
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trig·o·nom·e·try

(trĭg′ə-nŏm′ĭ-trē)
The study of the properties and uses of trigonometric functions.
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trigonometry

the branch of mathematics that treats the measurement of and relationships between the sides and angles of plane triangles and the solid figures derived from them. — trigonometric, trigonometrical, adj.
See also: Mathematics
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trigonometry - the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functionstrigonometry - the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
pure mathematics - the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness
spherical trigonometry - (mathematics) the trigonometry of spherical triangles
triangulation - a trigonometric method of determining the position of a fixed point from the angles to it from two fixed points a known distance apart; useful in navigation
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Translations
trigonometrie
trigonometria
trigonometri

trigonometry

[ˌtrɪgəˈnɒmɪtrɪ] Ntrigonometría f
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trigonometry

[ˌtrɪgəˈnɒmətri] ntrigonométrie f
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trigonometry

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trigonometry

[ˌtrɪgəˈnɒmɪtrɪ] ntrigonometria
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