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
Words nearby arc cosine
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Scientific definitions for arc cosine
The inverse of the cosine function.
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