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secant - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'secant' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Secant [ a.]
- Cutting; divivding into two parts; as, a secant line.
- A line that cuts another; especially, a straight line cutting a curve in two or more points.
- A right line drawn from the center of a circle through one end of a circular arc, and terminated by a tangent drawn from the other end; the number expressing the ratio line of this line to the radius of the circle. See Trigonometrical function, under Function.