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trigonometrynoun [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
(Definition of trigonometry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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trigonometrynoun [U]

 us   /ˌtrɪɡ·əˈnɑm·i·tri/ (short form trig,  /trɪɡ/ )
mathematics a ​type of ​mathematics that ​deals with the ​relationship between the ​angles and ​sides of ​triangles
trigonometric
adjective
mathematics a trigonometric ​function
(Definition of trigonometry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) (数学中的)三角学…
in Chinese (Traditional) (數學中的)三角學…
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