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arc sine
noun
,
Trigonometry.
1.
the angle, measured in radians, that has a sine equal to a given number.
Symbol:
sin
^{−1}
.
Abbreviation:
arc sin, arcsin;
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Also called
inverse sine
.
Origin of
arc sine
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1905-1910
First recorded in
1905-10
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for
arcsin
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arcsin
/
ˈɑːkˌsaɪn
/
abbreviation
1.
arcsine: the function the value of which for a given argument between –1 and 1 is the angle in radians (between –π/2 and π/2), the sine of which is that argument: the inverse of the sine function
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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arcsin
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arc sine
The inverse of the sine function.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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