trigonometry[trig′ə näm′ə trē]
- 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.
Origin of trigonometryModern Latin trigonometria ; from Classical Greek trigōnon, triangle (see trigon) + -metria, measurement (see -metry)
Origin of trigonometryNew Latin trigōnometria : Greek trigōnon, triangle; see trigon + Greek -metriā, -metry.
- trig′o·no·met′ric , trig′o·no·met′ri·cal
(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.
From New Latin trigonometria, from Ancient Greek τρίγωνον (trigōnon, “triangle”) + -metria (“-metry”).