TITLE

seÂ·cant

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p305
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Several definitions of the term "secant" are presented. It refers to a straight line or ray that intersects a curve, especially a circle, at two or more points. It also refers to the ratio of the length of the hypotenuse in a right triangle to the side adjacent to an acute angle; the inverse of the cosine.
ACCESSION #
20852498

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