# sine

### noun

- (in a right triangle) the ratio of the side opposite a given acute angle to the hypotenuse.
- (of an angle) a trigonometric function equal to the ratio of the ordinate of the end point of the arc to the radius vector of this end point, the origin being at the center of the circle on which the arc lies and the initial point of the arc being on the x-axis. Abbreviation: sin

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## Origin of sine

## nil sine numine

### Latin.

## sine qua non

### noun

## Origin of sine qua non

## causa sine qua non

### noun Latin.

## Origin of causa sine qua non

## Examples from the Web for sine

### Contemporary Examples of sine

That accumulation of identities is already a sine qua non when speaking of Hispanics, like Zimmerman.

In the land of the industrial revolution, foreign ownership and management is the sine qua non of industrial success.

This unsmoked, wet-cured ham is the sine qua non of Parisian butcher shops: a light, ephemeral meat, sweet but umami.

### Historical Examples of sine

A little further up the street I seen a sine what sed, "This is the door."

Uncles Josh's Punkin Centre StoriesCal Stewart

We require every man in the Army, for that is the 'sine qua non' of victory.

The Burning SpearJohn Galsworthy

It is the sine qua non of any hopeful outlook for the future of mankind.

Social Justice Without SocialismJohn Bates Clark

A sine qua non is that the glass be hot enough to melt the shellac.

On Laboratory ArtsRichard Threlfall

This is a sine qua non, if the nitrate is to get a fair chance.

Manures and the principles of manuringCharles Morton Aikman

## sine

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### noun (of an angle)

## Word Origin for sine

## sine

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