Cosecant



[koh-see-kuh nt, -kant] /koʊˈsi kənt, -kænt/

noun, Trigonometry.
1.
(in a right triangle) the ratio of the hypotenuse to the side opposite a given angle.
2.
the secant of the complement, or the reciprocal of the sine, of a given angle or arc.
Abbreviation: csc.
/kəʊˈsiːkənt/
noun
1.
(of an angle) a trigonometric function that in a right-angled triangle is the ratio of the length of the hypotenuse to that of the opposite side; the reciprocal of sine cosec
n.

1706, from co, short for complement, + secant.
cosecant
(kō-sē’kānt’)

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