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trigonometry

noun [U] uk   /ˌtrɪɡ.əˈnɒm.ə.tri/ us    /-ˈnɑː.mə-/ ( informal trig)
a type of mathematics that deals with the relationship between the angles and sides of triangles, used in measuring the height of buildings, mountains, etc.: Trigonometry concerns the functions of angles, such as sine, cosine, and tangent.
trigonometric
adjective
trigonometric functions
Translations of “trigonometry”
in Chinese (Traditional) (數學中的)三角學…
in Chinese (Simplified) (数学中的)三角学…
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