Cosine
Pronunciation: /ˈkoʊ.saɪn/ Explain
Abbreviation: cos
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In right triangle trigonometry, the Cosine is
defined to be equal to the length of the side adjacent to the angle
divided by the length of the hypotenuse.^{[2]}
On the
unit circle,
cosine is the directed distance of a point on the unit circle from the yaxis.
The
inverse of the cosine function
is the arccosine function. The
arccosine function can be written as arccos()
or cos^{1}().

References
 McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, cosine. 2nd Classroom edition 201501084799968. pg 49. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
 Fine, Henry B., Ph. D.. NumberSystem of Algebra Treated Theoretically and Historically. 2nd edition. pp 28,47. www.archive.org. D. C. Heath & Co., Boston, U.S.A.. 1907. Last Accessed 6/25/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/thenumbersystemo17920gut/17920pdf#page/n37/mode/1up/search/cosine. Buy the book
 Hutton, Charles. A Course in Mathematics, Volume II. 4th edition. pp 23. www.archive.org. G. & J. Robinson. 1804. Last Accessed 6/25/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/courseofmathemat02huttrich#page/2/mode/1up/search/cosecant. Buy the book
More Information
 McAdams, David E.. Secant. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 6/27/2018. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/s/secant.html.
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McAdams, David E. Cosine. 4/16/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/cosine.html.
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