Sine

Definition of Sine

n.1.(Trig.) The length of a perpendicular drawn from one extremity of an arc of a circle to the diameter drawn through the other extremity.
Artificial sines
logarithms of the natural sines, or logarithmic sines.
Curve of sines
See Sinusoid.
Natural sines
the decimals expressing the values of the sines, the radius being unity.
Sine of an angle
in a circle whose radius is unity, the sine of the arc that measures the angle; in a right-angled triangle, the side opposite the given angle divided by the hypotenuse. See Trigonometrical function, under Function.
Versed sine
that part of the diameter between the sine and the arc.
prep.1.Without.

Related Words

circular function, sin, trigonometric function
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