trigonometric function
noun Date: 1909 1. a function (as the sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, or cosecant) of an arc or angle most simply expressed in terms of the ratios of pairs of sides of a right-angled triangle — called also circular function 2. the inverse (as the arcsine, arccosine, or arctangent) of a trigonometric function

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