arc cosine


noun

Trigonometry. the angle, measured in radians, that has a cosine equal to a given number. Abbreviation: arc cos; Symbol: cos−1

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Also called inverse cosine.

Origin of arc cosine

First recorded in 1905–10
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Scientific definitions for arc cosine

arc cosine

The inverse of the cosine function.
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