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From Latin secans, present participle of secare (to cut).

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secant (plural secants)

  1. (geometry) A straight line that intersects a curve at two or more points.
  2. (trigonometry) In a right triangle, the reciprocal of the cosine of an angle. Symbol: sec

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secant (not comparable)

  1. That cuts or divides.

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From Latin secans.

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secant f (plural secants)

  1. (trigonometry) secant

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