arc cotangent

noun Trigonometry.

the angle, measured in radians, that has a cotangent equal to a given number. Abbreviation: arc cot Symbol: cot−1

Origin of arc cotangent

First recorded in 1905–10
Also called inverse cotangent. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for arc cotangent

arc cotangent

The inverse of the cotangent function.
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