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trigonometry

Saltos de línea: trig|onom¦etry
Pronunciación: /ˌtrɪɡəˈnɒmɪtri
 
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Definición de trigonometry en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
The branch of mathematics dealing with the relations of the sides and angles of triangles and with the relevant functions of any angles.
Example sentences
  • Geometry, and its branch trigonometry, was the mathematics Indian astronomers used most frequently.
  • Indians also added to our knowledge of even more complicated branches of mathematics such as trigonometry and calculus.
  • He studied a lot of mathematics in his own time including trigonometry, differential and integral calculus, and complex numbers long before he met these topics in his formal education.

Origen

early 17th century: from modern Latin trigonometria (see trigon, -metry).

Derivados

trigonometric

1
Pronunciación: /-nəˈmɛtrɪk/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Curves (such as the trigonometric polynomials of elliptic Fourier analysis) may be fit to such an outline, and then compared through statistical analysis of their parameters.
  • The radian measure makes many trigonometric equations simpler and so it is the preferred unit of measuring angles in mathematics.
  • Vallée Poussin also worked on approximation to functions by algebraic and trigonometric polynomials from 1908 to 1918.

trigonometrical

2
Pronunciación: /-nəˈmɛtrɪk(ə)l/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • But there were algebraic, trigonometrical, and simple Pythagorian solutions offered, too
  • Astronomy, time-keeping and geography provided other motivations for geometrical and trigonometrical research.
  • Rather than using geometrical methods, as Ptolemy had done, al-Battani used trigonometrical methods which were an important advance.

Words that rhyme with trigonometry

craniometry, geometry, micrometry, optometry, psychometry, pyrometry, sociometry

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