SECANT
\sˈiːkənt], \sˈiːkənt], \s_ˈiː_k_ə_n_t]\
Definitions of SECANT
 2006  WordNet 3.0
 2011  English Dictionary Database
 2010  New Age Dictionary Database
 1913  Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
 1919  The Winston Simplified Dictionary
 1899  The american dictionary of the english language.
 1914  Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
 1874  Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
 1894  The Clarendon dictionary
 1919  The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
 1871  The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd

Cutting; divivding into two parts; as, a secant line.

A line that cuts another; especially, a straight line cutting a curve in two or more points.

A right line drawn from the center of a circle through one end of a circular arc, and terminated by a tangent drawn from the other end; the number expressing the ratio line of this line to the radius of the circle. See Trigonometrical function, under Function.
By Oddity Software

Cutting; divivding into two parts; as, a secant line.

A line that cuts another; especially, a straight line cutting a curve in two or more points.

A right line drawn from the center of a circle through one end of a circular arc, and terminated by a tangent drawn from the other end; the number expressing the ratio line of this line to the radius of the circle. See Trigonometrical function, under Function.
By Noah Webster.

A line that cuts another; especially, a straight line cutting a curve in two or more points.

Cutting, especially into two parts.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer

Cutting: dividing into two parts.

A line that cuts another: a straight line from the centre of a circle to one extremity of an arc, produced till it meets the tangent to the other extremity.
By Daniel Lyons

Cutting: dividing into two parts.

A line that cuts another; a right line drawn from the centre of a circle, which, cutting the circumference, proceeds till it meets with a tangent to the same circle; the secant of an arc is a right line drawn from the centre, through one end of the arc, and terminated by a tangent drawn through the other end.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald