Definitions of secant

n a straight line that intersects a curve at two or more points

Type of:
straight line
a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature

n ratio of the hypotenuse to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle

Type of:
circular function, trigonometric function
function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle

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