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Meaning of SINE

Pronunciation:  sIn

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  ratio of the opposite side to the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle

SINE is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: sin
 See Also: circular function, trigonometric function



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sine\, n. [LL. sinus a sine, L. sinus bosom, used in
    translating the Ar. jaib, properly, bosom, but probably read
    by mistake (the consonants being the same) for an original
    j[=i]ba sine, from Skr. j[=i]va bowstring, chord of an arc,
    sine.] (Trig.)
       (a) The length of a perpendicular drawn from one extremity
           of an arc of a circle to the diameter drawn through
           the other extremity.
       (b) The perpendicular itself. See {Sine of angle}, below.
    {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
    {Versed sine}, that part of the diameter between the sine and
       the arc.
  2. \Si"ne\, prep. [L.]
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This Latin term, which is frequently used in medicine and pharmacy, means "without".