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cotangent


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cotangent  \Co*tan"gent\  (k?-t?n"jent),  n.  [For  co  tangens,  an 
  abbrev.  of  L.  complementi  tangens.  See  {Tangent}.]  (Trig.) 
  The  tangent  of  the  complement  of  an  arc  or  angle.  See  Illust. 
  of  {Functions}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cotangent 
  n  :  ratio  of  the  adjacent  to  the  opposite  side 




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