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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.Branches and types of mathematics
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