noun
Trigonometry is defined as the branch of math that deals with calculations related to the sides and angles of triangles.
An example of trigonometry is what architects use to calculate distances.
trigonometry
noun
pl. -·tries the branch of mathematics that deals with the ratios between the sides of a right triangle with reference to either acute angle (trigonometric functions), the relations between these ratios, and the application of these facts in finding the unknown sides or angles of any triangle, as in surveying, navigation, engineering, etc.
Origin of trigonometry
Modern Latin trigonometria from Classical Greek trig?non, triangle (see trigon) + -metria, measurement (see -metry)trigonometry
noun
The branch of mathematics that deals with the relationships between the sides and the angles of triangles and the calculations based on them, particularly the trigonometric functions.
Origin of trigonometry
New Latin trigōnometria Greek trigōnon triangle ; see trigon . Greek -metriā -metryRelated Forms:
- trig′o·no·met′ric trig′o·no·met′ri·cal
adjective
- trig′o·no·met′ri·cal·ly
adverb
trigonometry
Noun
(countable and uncountable, plural trigonometries)
- (mathematics) The branch of mathematics that deals with the relationships between the sides and the angles of triangles and the calculations based on them, particularly the trigonometric functions.
Origin
From New Latin trigonometria, from Ancient Greek Ï„ÏÎ¯Î³Ï‰Î½Î¿Î½ (trigÅnon, “triangle") + -metria (“-metry").