**Trigonometry** — Trig o*nom e*try, n.; pl. { tries}. [Gr. ? a triangle + metry: cf. F. trigonom[ e]trie. See {Trigon}.] 1. That branch of mathematics which treats of the relations of the sides and angles of triangles, which the methods of deducing from certain… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**trigonometry** — branch of mathematics that deals with relations between sides and angles of triangles, 1610s, from Mod.L. trigonometria (Barthelemi Pitiscus, 1595), from Gk. trigonon triangle (from tri three + gonia angle; see KNEE (Cf. knee)) + metron a measure … Etymology dictionary

**trigonometry** — ► NOUN ▪ the branch of mathematics concerned with the relations of the sides and angles of triangles and with the relevant functions of any angles. DERIVATIVES trigonometric adjective trigonometrical adjective. ORIGIN from Greek trig nos three… … English terms dictionary

**trigonometry** — [trig΄ə näm′ə trē] n. pl. trigonometries [ModL trigonometria < Gr trigōnon, triangle (see TRIGON) + metria, measurement (see METRY)] the branch of mathematics that deals with the ratios between the sides of a right triangle with reference to… … English World dictionary

**trigonometry** — trigonometric /trig euh neuh me trik/, trigonometrical, adj. trigonometrically, adv. /trig euh nom i tree/, n. the branch of mathematics that deals with the relations between the sides and angles of plane or spherical triangles, and the… … Universalium

**Trigonometry** — Trig redirects here. For other uses, see Trig (disambiguation). The Canadarm2 robotic manipulator on the International Space Station is operated by controlling the angles of its joints. Calculating the final position of the astronaut at the end… … Wikipedia

**trigonometry** — Synonyms and related words: Boolean algebra, Euclidean geometry, Fourier analysis, Lagrangian function, algebra, algebraic geometry, analysis, analytic geometry, arithmetic, associative algebra, binary arithmetic, calculus, circle geometry,… … Moby Thesaurus

**trigonometry** — [[t]trɪ̱gənɒ̱mɪtri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Trigonometry is the branch of mathematics that is concerned with calculating the angles of triangles or the lengths of their sides … English dictionary

**Trigonometry in Galois fields** — In mathematics, the theory of quadratic extensions of finite fields supports analogies with trigonometry.The main motivation to deal with a finite field trigonometry is the power of the discrete transforms, which play an important role in… … Wikipedia

**trigonometry table** — tabulated values for some or all of the six trigonometric functions for various angular values. Once an essential tool for scientists, engineers, surveyors, and navigators, trigonometry tables became obsolete with the availability of computers.… … Universalium