the angle, measured in radians, that has a sine equal to a given number. Abbreviation: arc sin, arcsin; Symbol: sin−1
Origin of arc sine
First recorded in 1905–10
Also called inverse sine.
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British Dictionary definitions for arcsin
/ (ˈɑːkˌsaɪn) maths /
arcsine: the function the value of which for a given argument between –1 and 1 is the angle in radians (between –π/2 and π/2), the sine of which is that argument: the inverse of the sine function
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Science definitions for arcsin
The inverse of the sine function.
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