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trig 1

Pronunciation: /trɪɡ/

noun

[mass noun] informal
Trigonometry.
Example sentences
  • With all the inverse trig. functions you must carefully select the answer or answers that are appropriate to the problem you are solving.
  • The mathematical functions include the standards found on a good pocket calculator, such as exponents, logs, trig, matrices, as well as sigmoid, gamma and log gamma functions.
  • We spent a few minutes yesterday using trig to work out how far away the most distant vapour trail was.

Origin

Late 19th century: abbreviation.

Words that rhyme with trig

big, brig, dig, fig, gig, grig, jig, lig, pig, prig, rig, snig, sprig, swig, tig, twig, Whig, wig

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There are 2 main definitions of trig in English:

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trig 2

Pronunciation: /trɪɡ/
US or archaic

adjective

Neat and smart in appearance: two trig little boys, each in a gray flannel suit

verb (trigs, trigging, trigged)

[with object]
Make neat and smart in appearance: he has rigged her and trigged her with paint and spar

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'faithful, trusty'): from Old Norse tryggr; related to true. The current verb sense dates from the late 17th century.

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