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secant

se·cant

secant

 
pronunciation:
si kaent [or] si knt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a line or line segment that intersects a curve at two or more points.
definition 2: a line segment connecting any two points on a circle.
definition 3: a trigonometric function, the reciprocal of the cosine, that for an acute angle is equal to the ratio of the hypotenuse to the side adjacent to the given angle in any right triangle that incorporates the angle.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: intersecting.
a secant curve