the angle, measured in radians, that has a sine equal to a given number. Abbreviation: arc sin, arcsin; Symbol: sin−1
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Origin of arc sine
First recorded in 1905–10
Also called inverse sine.
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Science definitions for arc sine
The inverse of the sine function.
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