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trig
^{1}
/
trɪg
/
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[
trig
]
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noun
Informal.
trigonometry
.
Origin:
by shortening
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trig
^{2}
/
trɪg
/
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trig
]
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adjective
Chiefly British
.
1.
neat, trim, smart, or spruce.
2.
in good physical condition;
sound
; well.
verb (used with object),
trigged,
trigging.
3.
Chiefly British Dialect
.
to make trim, smart, etc. (often followed by
up
or
out
).
Origin:
1150–1200
for earlier sense;
1505–15
for def 1;
Middle English
trigg
true, trusty <
Old Norse
tryggr
loyal, safe; cognate with
Gothic
triggws
true, faithful. See
true
Related forms
trigness,
noun
Synonyms
1.
tidy, orderly.
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trig
^{3}
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trɪg
/
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trig
]
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verb (used with object),
trigged,
trigging.
Dialect
.
1.
to support or prop, as with a wedge.
2.
to act as a check on (the moving of wheels, vehicles, etc.).
noun
3.
a wedge or block used to prevent a wheel, cask, or the like, from rolling.
Origin:
1585–95;
<
Old Norse
tryggja
to make fast, secure
trig.
^{}
1.
trigonometric
.
2.
trigonometrical
.
3.
trigonometry
.
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World English Dictionary
trig
^{1}
(trɪɡ)
—
adj
1.
neat or spruce
—
vb
,
trigs
,
trigging
,
trigged
2.
to make or become trim or spruce
[C12 (originally: trusty): of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse
tryggr
true]
'trigly
^{1}
—
adv
'trigness
^{1}
—
n
trig
^{2}
(trɪɡ)
—
n
1.
a wedge or prop
—
vb
,
trigs
,
trigging
,
trigged
2.
to block or stop
3.
to prop or support
[C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse
tryggja
to make secure; see
trig
^{1}
]
trig.
—
abbreviation for
1.
trigonometrical
2.
trigonometry
Collins English Dictionary  Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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Etymonline
Word Origin & History
trig
"smart, trim," c.1200, from O.N. tryggr "firm, trusty, true" (see
true
). A Scottish and northern word only until 19c.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
trig
trigonometry
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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Example sentences
Mostly to warn people who haven't taken or have forgotten their
trig
that they
are doomed if they don't hurry up and learn it.
First, realize that algebra and
trig
are typically a pre requisite course for
introductory physics.
His
trig
conspiracy theory destroyed whatever credibility he ever had.
The calculus textbooks will also brush you up on
trig
.
Over the next few weeks we'll be revisiting algebra, geometry and
trig
.
Students will use a calculator as a tool to investigate the changing
trig
equations.
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