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secant,in mathematics. 1 In geometry, a secant is a straight line cutting a curve or surface. If it intersects the curve in two different points, as in the secant of a circlecircle,
closed plane curve consisting of all points at a given distance from some fixed point, called the center. A circle is a conic section cut by a plane perpendicular to the axis of the cone.
..... Click the link for more information. , the segment of the secant between the points is called a chord. The limiting position of a secant, if such a limit exists, is called the tangenttangent,
in mathematics. 1 In geometry, the tangent to a circle or sphere is a straight line that intersects the circle or sphere in one and only one point. For other curves and surfaces the tangent line at a given point P
..... Click the link for more information. to the curve or surface at that point. 2 A trigonometric function. See trigonometrytrigonometry
[Gr.,=measurement of triangles], a specialized area of geometry concerned with the properties of and relations among the parts of a triangle. Spherical trigonometry is concerned with the study of triangles on the surface of a sphere rather than in the plane; it is
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a trigonometric function. In a right triangle, the secant of an acute angle is defined as the ratio of the hypotenuse to the leg adjacent to the angle. The secant is denoted by sec.
The function given by the reciprocal of the cosine function. Abreviated sec.
The secant of an angle A is 1/cos A.
A line of unlimited length that intersects a given curve.
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 adjacent side; the reciprocal of cosine
2. a line that intersects a curve