# 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’)

Tagged: c

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