# cotangent definition

• noun:
• The reciprocal associated with the tangent of an angle in the right triangle.
• The tangent of the complement of a directed position or arc.
• In a right triangle, the reciprocal of tangent of an angle. Symbols: cot, ctg, or ctn
• The tangent of this complement of an arc or position. See Illust. of features.
• In trigonom., the tangent of complement of confirmed are or perspective. Abbreviated cot. Start to see the figure.
• ratio of the adjacent to the opposite side of a right-angled triangle
• The reciprocal associated with the tangent of an angle in the right triangle.
• The tangent regarding the complement of a directed perspective or arc.
• In the right triangle, the reciprocal of the tangent of an angle. Symbols: cot, ctg, or ctn
• The tangent of complement of an arc or perspective. See Illust. of functions.
• In trigonom., the tangent of this complement of confirmed are or position. Abbreviated cot. Understand figure.
• proportion of right beside the exact opposite part of a right-angled triangle

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