arc-cosine

arc cosine

noun
Trigonometry. the angle, measured in radians, that has a cosine equal to a given number. Abbreviation: arc cos; Symbol: cos −1
Also called inverse cosine.


Origin:
1905–10

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arc cosine  
The inverse of the cosine function.
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