# trigonometry

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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.

**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.

See also: Mathematics**— trigonometric, trigonometrical**,*adj.*-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Noun | 1. | trigonometry - the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functionsmath, 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**

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## trigonometry

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