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One entry found for secant.
Main Entry: se·cant
Pronunciation: primarystresssemacron-secondarystresskant, -kschwant
Function: noun
1 : a straight line that intersects a curve at two or more points
2 : a trigonometric function that is the ratio between the hypotenuse in a right triangle and the side next to an acute angle
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