Geometry. an intersecting line, especially one intersecting a curve at two or more points.
(in a right triangle) the ratio of the hypotenuse to the side adjacent to a given angle.
(originally) a line from the center of a circle through one extremity of an arc to the tangent from the other extremity.
the ratio of the length of this line to that of the radius of the circle; the reciprocal of the cosine of a given angle or arc.
cutting or intersecting, as one line or surface in relation to another.
(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 adjacent side; the reciprocal of cosine sec
a line that intersects a curve
A straight line or ray that intersects a curve, especially a circle, at two or more points.
The ratio of the length of the hypotenuse in a right triangle to the side adjacent to an acute angle. The secant is the inverse of the cosine.
The reciprocal of the abscissa 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.
A function of a number x, equal to the secant of an angle whose measure in radians is equal to x.
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Chiefly British. 1. scissors or shears, especially pruning shears. plural noun 1. (mainly Brit) a small pair of shears for pruning, having a pair of pivoted handles, sprung so that they are normally open, and usually a single cutting blade that closes against a flat surface
noun 1. a town in NE New Jersey.
Single Edge Contact Cartridge
noun 1. Pietro Angelo [pye-traw ahn-je-law] /ˈpyɛ trɔ ˈɑn dʒɛ lɔ/ (Show IPA), 1818–78, Italian Jesuit and astronomer.