Definition of Trigonometry

1. Noun. The mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions.

Exact synonyms: Trig
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Pure Mathematics
Specialized synonyms: Spherical Trigonometry, Triangulation
Derivative terms: Trigonometric, Trigonometrician



Definition of Trigonometry

1. n. That branch of mathematics which treats of the relations of the sides and angles of triangles, which the methods of deducing from certain given parts other required parts, and also of the general relations which exist between the trigonometrical functions of arcs or angles.

Definition of Trigonometry

1. Noun. (mathematics) 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. ¹

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Definition of Trigonometry

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Medical Definition of Trigonometry

1. Origin: Gr. A triangle + -metry: cf. F. Trigonometrie. See Trigon. 1. That branch of mathematics which treats of the relations of the sides and angles of triangles, which the methods of deducing from certain given parts other required parts, and also of the general relations which exist between the trigonometrical functions of arcs or angles. 2. A treatise in this science. Analytical trigonometry, that branch of trigonometry which treats of the relations and properties of the trigonometrical functions. Plane trigonometry, and Spherical trigonometry, those branches of trigonometry in which its principles are applied to plane triangles and spherical triangles respectively. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trigonometry

trigonids
trigonite
trigonitis
trigonocephalic
trigonocephaly
trigonocerous
trigonometric
trigonometric cofunction
trigonometric cofunctions
trigonometric function
trigonometric series
trigonometrical
trigonometrically
trigonometrician
trigonometries
trigonometry (current term)
trigonous
trigons
trigonum
trigonum acustici
trigonum caroticum
trigonum cerebrale
trigonum cervicale
trigonum cervicale anterius
trigonum cervicale posterius
trigonum collaterale
trigonum colli
trigonum deltoideopectorale
trigonum femorale
trigonum fibrosum dextrum

Literary usage of Trigonometry

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Pseudo-spherical trigonometry.— A given sphere has constant positive ... This, too, has its trigonometry. Its formulas are obtainable from those of ..."

2. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"•There are other cases in Ptolemy in which plane trigonometry is in ett'ect used, eg in the determination of the eccentricity of the sun's orbit.1 Suppose ..."

3. Catalogue of Scientific Papers, 1800-1900: Subject Index by Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod (1908)
"(See also 3620, trigonometry 468-469 Spherical Triangles 470-471 6840 ... 455-456 Spheres 457-460 Contacts 458-459 6830 trigonometry, plane and spherical . ..."

4. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1893)
"Their introduction divides trigonometry into two parts. In one, we pass from the angles ... But for this, the ancients could not have obtained trigonometry. ..."

5. An Introduction to Mathematics by Alfred North Whitehead (1911)
"CHAPTER XIII trigonometry trigonometry did not take its rise from the general ... trigonometry, like conic sections, had its origin among the Greeks. ..."

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