If the curve has a tangent at P the secant PP′ approaches a limiting position (see 33 below).
The complement of the logarithm of a sine, tangent, or secant.
secant equals one over cosine—um-m-m-m—one point oh three five.
The oblongs made of any secant from the same point, and of the outter segment of the secant are equall betweene themselves.
That which is made by a right line, whether tangent or secant, with the circumference of a circle.
On any secant of an hyperbola the segments between the curve and the asymptotes are equal.
The fraction Δy/Δx is the trigonometrical tangent of the angle which the secant PP′ makes with the axis of x.
There is no necessary connexion between a conical projection and any touching or secant cone.
The whole secret of avoiding shipwreck is to try and pass from the secant to the tangent.
Every ray through S1 or S2 which is not a secant determines one of them.
1590s, from Latin secantem (nominative secans) "a cutting," present participle of secare "to cut" (see section (n.)). First used by Danish mathematician Thomas Fincke in "Geometria Rotundi" (1583).