From Latin secānssecant-present participle ofsecāreto cutsek- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinsecans, present participle of secare (“to cut")
Secant Sentence Examples
Fermat and Descartes agreed in regarding the tangent to a curve as a secant of that curve with the two points of intersection coinciding, while Roberval regarded it as the direction of the composite movement by which the curve can be described.
As far as the circlesquaring functions are concerned, it would seem that Gregory was the first (in 1670) to make known the series for the arc in terms of the tangent, the series for the tangent in terms of the arc, and the secant in terms of the arc; and in 1669 Newton showed to Isaac Barrow a little treatise in manuscript containing the series for the arc in terms of the sine, for the sine in terms of the arc, and for the cosine in terms of the arc. These discoveries 1 See Euler, ” Annotationes in locum quendam Cartesii," in Nov.
The elastic modulus is defined as a secant modulus at service load condition.
The extinct members of the family are represented by the genera Epanorthus, Acdestis, Garzonia, &c. In a second family - Abderitidae - also from the Patagonian Miocene, the penultimate premolar is developed into an enormous tooth, with a tall, secant and grooved crown, somewhat after the fashion of the enlarged premolar of Plagiaulax.
Prove that twice the sine of the latitude of the place = the secant of the suns latitude.