arc-hyperbolic cosine

arc-hyperbolic cosine

[‚ärk ‚hī·pər‚bäl·ik ′kō‚sīn]
(mathematics)
Also known as inverse hyperbolic cosine.
For a number, x, equal to or greater than 1, either of the two numbers whose hyperbolic cosine equals x.
For a number, x, equal to or greater than 1, the positive number whose hyperbolic cosine equals x ; it is the value at x of the restriction of the inverse of the hyperbolic cosine function to the positive numbers.
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